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17 May 2023

New Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso presents credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

VIENNA, 17 May (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations (Vienna), Maimounata Ouattara, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

During her career, Ms. Ouattara, who is also Ambassador to Austria, has served in various capacities, among them:

Principal Policy Officer, Cabinet of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2014-2021); Advisor and Director for Parliamentary Diplomacy to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Burkina Faso (2013-2014); First Counsellor and Acting Economic Counsellor, Embassy in Washington DC, United States of America (2011-2013); and Second Counsellor, Embassy in Washington DC, United States (2008-2011).

Ms. Ouattara holds a Master’s degree (MPhil) in History from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

Ms. Ouattara speaks English, French, Jula and Vyemon.

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