Ambassador Daouda Diabaté

Ambassador Daouda Diabaté

Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to the United States

H.E. Daouda Diabaté, the current Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the United States of America is a career diplomat. He is a graduate from the University of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and post-graduate from the School of National Administration (ENA Abidjan) and of the International Institute of Public Administration and International Relations of Paris.

Besides the high positions he assumed in Côte d’Ivoire at the Foreign Ministry, namely as Deputy Chief of Staff (1991-1994), then as Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry with the status of Deputy Minister (2001-2004), he served also abroad as Counselor at the Ivorian Embassies in Liberia and in Belgium before his appointment as Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire.

He has been appointed successively as Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire:

  • to Addis-Ababa and the Organization of African Unity (1994-1996) covering Kenya and Uganda.
  • to Morocco (1997-2001).
  • to the United States of America and the Bahamas (2004-2007).
  • to Brazil (2007-2010) covering Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela, Uruguay and Chili.

Since February 2011, H.E. Diabaté is serving for a second time as Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the United States.

Ambassador Daouda Diabaté is fluent in French and English and also speaks Spanish and Portuguese.