New Permanent Representative of Guinea Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of the Guinea to the United Nations, Paul Goa Zoumanigui, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Zoumanigui served as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Guinean water company Société Générale des Eaux de Guinée-SA from February to October 2022.  From January to October 2022, he served concurrently as Adviser to the Head of State of Guinea, in charge of diplomacy and international cooperation.

From November 2021 to January 2022, Mr. Zoumanigui was Principal Secretary in his Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, African Integration and Guineans abroad.  From June to November 2021, he served as Senior National Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea.  He was also Guinea’s Ambassador to Spain and Malta from 2017 to 2020, and its Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Iceland and Ireland from 2013 to 2017.

Mr. Zoumanigui was First Political and Diplomatic Adviser to the Head of State of Guinea from 2009 to 2010, and Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guinea to the United Nations in New York from 2008 to 2009.  Between 1997 and 2007, he was Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in charge of Social, Humanitarian, Cultural and Peacekeeping Affairs, among other duties.

From 1987 to 1996, he served as Counsellor and Deputy Ambassador at his country’s embassy to Canada in Ottawa; Head of the Office of Ceremonial and Official Visits, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of the Office of Official Visits, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Head of the Office of Immunities and Diplomatic Privileges, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Zoumanigui holds a master’s degree in diplomatic and international studies from the University of Keele in the United Kingdom, a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Conakry in Guinea and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the same, among other degrees and certificates.

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