His Excellency Xavier CHATELFrench Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Born on April 7th, 1976. Studied at École Nationale d’Administration (ENA, Paris, France), the European University Institute (EUI, Florence, Italy), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, London, UK) and Ecole des Hautes Études Commerciales, (HEC, Paris, France).

Xavier Chatel was admitted into the Foreign Service in 2004. He was first responsible for NATO and European Defense at the Foreign Ministry’s Strategic Directorate (2004-2007).

He was then posted to the French Permanent Representation to the United Nations in New York, as a negotiator on Iran, DPRK, nuclear non proliferation and disarmement. Subsequently he served at the French Embassy in London, as Political Adviser (2010-2012), then as Embassy Spokesperson (2012-2014).

He was subsequently appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the Foreign Ministry (2014-2017). From May 2017 to August 2020, he served as diplomatic adviser to Florence Parly, the Minister for the Armed Forces. He was appointed Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates on September 10th, 2020.

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