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March 12-13, 2024


Special Envoy for the Western Balkans of France

Ambassador René Troccaz was appointed as a Special Envoy for the Western Balkans in September 2023. Before taking that position, he has held several diplomatic positions as well as served the French administration in cooperation affairs since 1988. To name some, he served as Consul General in Jerusalem from 2019 to 2023 and as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Nicosia, Cyprus between 2016 and 2019. He was Second Counsellor, then Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Action in Rabat between 2006 and 2009 and Deputy Consul General in Jerusalem from 2003 to 2006.

Within the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, he acted as Head of Department, then Director of Programmes and Network (Globalisation, Development and Partnerships) between 2012 and 2016. From 2010 he was a Counsellor and then Deputy Director of Minister for Cooperation’s Cabinet. From 2009 to 2010, he was Deputy Director of the Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony’s Cabinet. He holds a master’s degree in public law, a diploma of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (modern Greek) as well as a diploma of Advanced Specialized Studies in Business Law.