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Firing of diplomat Christophe Faurnaud reveals tensions at top over Libya and Lebanon

Diplomat Christophe Farnaud, former head of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' North Africa and Middle East directorate, was ousted in October.
Diplomat Christophe Farnaud, former head of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' North Africa and Middle East directorate, was ousted in October. © Ambassade de France au Maroc/Twitter
The swift ousting this month of diplomat Christophe Farnaud, the head of the powerful North Africa and Middle East directorate at the French foreign ministry since 2019, was the result of a deepening rift between with the Elysée over key issues such as Libya and Lebanon. [...] (551 words)
Issue dated 29/10/2021 Reading time 3 minutes
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