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François Gouyette

Francois Gouyette has been France’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia since September 2016.

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France, Saudi Arabia bound by special strategic partnership

Paris and Riyadh are bound by historic relations. France opened its first consulate in Jeddah in 1839, and since the meeting between Gen. Charles de Gaulle and King Faisal in 1967, bilateral relations have distinguished themselves by political and personal high-level contacts.

July 14, 2017