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On the afternoon of Thursday, December 15, Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received HE Mr Bassirou Sene, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Senegal, HE Mr Jorge Marcelo Faurie, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic and Ms Line Beauchamp, General Delegate of Quebec, who presented their Letters of Accreditation to HSH the Sovereign Prince in the morning.
An official lunch, chaired by Mr Tonelli, was held at the Hôtel Hermitage.
HE Mr Bassirou Sene joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 as a Counsellor. In 1998, he was appointed to the Embassy of Senegal in Ethiopia, and in 2004 he joined the office of the African Union as Counsellor in charge of political affairs. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Technical Advisor to the Cabinet of the Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, from 2014 onwards, as Ambassador of Senegal to Ethiopia and Switzerland.
HE Mr Jorge Marcelo Faurie entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985, and was successively appointed Counsellor of Embassy, Head of the Political Section and then Head of Chancellery at the Argentine Embassy in Chile. He held, one after the other, the posts of Minister-Counsellor-
Elected as a member of the Quebec National Assembly in 1998, Ms Beauchamp held important positions in the Government of Quebec. Appointed Minister of Culture and Communications in 2003, she became Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks in 2007, before being in charge of the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport from 2010 to 2012. She was appointed Deputy Premier of Quebec from 2011 to 2012. In 2013, Ms. Beauchamp worked in the private sector as a strategic advisor before being called upon to resume diplomatic responsibilities. She has been a representative of the Government of Quebec in the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO for two years.
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