New Swiss Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call On Prime Minister Allen Chastanet

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(l-r) Swiss Ambassador Didier Chassot , Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

CASTRIES, July 22, 2017 – Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet welcomed His Excellency Mr. Didier Chassot, Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Saint Lucia, at a meeting on Thursday June 22nd 2017. Following the introductions the Prime Minister and the Ambassador had a meeting where they expressed a commitment to strengthening relations between our two countries.

On February 2nd., 2017 Mr. Chassot became the first Ambassador from Switzerland  accredited to CARICOM. His previous posting was as Head of Mission, Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.

Ambassador Chassot has been a diplomat with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since April, 1996.

His other posting were:

  • 2011 – 2016: Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

  • 2007 – 2011: Regional Coordinator for South Eastern Europe, Political Affairs Division 1 (Europe)

  • 2004 – 2007: Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 2000 – 2004: Desk Officer for the Western Balkans, Political Affairs Division 1 (Europe)

  • 1998-2000: Deputy to the Permanent Representative, Representation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg

  • 1996-1998: Desk Officer for Humanitarian Affairs, Political Affairs Division 4 (Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and Refugee Issues)

He hold a Master’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

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