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Chancery

Publié le September 7, 2018
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Ambassador
Laurent BILI

Deputy Chief of Mission
Aurélie BONAL

First Counselor, European Union
Damien CRISTOFARI

Chief of Staff, protocol
Léa VINEL

Political counselor, North Africa, Middle East, Turkey
Dora CATTUTI

Political counselor, Africa, Latin America
Alexandre AZIZ

Political counselor, United Nations, Civil society, Energy
Louis DUGIT-GROS

Political counselor, Russia, Continental Europe and Asia
Elise DOUCERAIN

Political counselor, Domestic Policy, Religious affairs
Hugo VERGES

Political counselor, Strategic affairs
Pierre MORCOS

Counselor, Cyber security, G7-G20
Océane THIERIOT

Congressional Affairs Liaison
Cameron GRIFFITH
Address
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. – 20007

Telephone
(202) 944-6000
Fax
(202) 944-6166

The traditional term “Chancery” refers to the small team of diplomats who serve as the Ambassador’s closest collaborators inside the Political Section.

The Deputy Chief of Mission assists and stands in for the Ambassador in the exercise of his duties, with the aid of the First Counselor. When the Ambassador is absent, he acts on his behalf as the “Chargé d’Affaires.”

Each of the Chancery’s counselors deals with a particular category of issues connected with the conduct of French foreign policy. They prepare papers for the Ambassador, inform Paris of developments taking place in their respective spheres, emphasize France’s positions, and work with American authorities to promote common French-American objectives on the international scene. They carry out their mission largely thanks to close cooperation with other Embassy Departments.