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His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud  Ould Brahim Khlil Zemm,  Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Willem Alexander on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud  Ould Brahim Khlil Zemm,  was born on November 28, 1964 in Atar (Capital of the Adrar region, in northern Mauritania). He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris Descartes (Paris V) and several higher degrees in the fields of diplomacy, philology and communication. He began his administrative career in July 1999 as Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communication and Relations with Parliament. He was then appointed First Counselor at the Embassy of Mauritania in Paris in 2003.

From 2005, he held high positions, particularly in the field of diplomacy. So he was:  Ambassador, Permanent Representative to UNESCO (from October 29, 2005 to November 15, 2006),  Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (from November 15, 2006 to May 15, 2007),  Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, to the European Union and, as such, Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the Union for the Mediterranean, the Group of ACP Countries, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the World Trade Organization, the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador to the Netherlands and Luxembourg with residence in Brussels (from December 14, 2009 to September 19, 2012),  Ambassador to France, Portugal and the Kingdoms of Sweden and Denmark with residence in Paris (from September 19, 2012 to May 15, 2014),  Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, No-Resident Ambassador to Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia ( May 15, 2014 until September 1st , 2023).

Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Brahim Khlil Zemm,  was also:  Minister in charge of relations with parliament and civil society (from May 15, 2007 to May 11, 2008),  Minister of Tourism and Crafts (from May 11, 2008 to August 6, 2008),  Adviser in charge of communication at the Presidency of the Republic (from November 4, 2008 to December 14, 2009).

During his diplomatic career, Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Brahim Khlil Zemm,  took part in several international conferences and colloquia organized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the group of African-Caribbean-Pacific countries, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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