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Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
(French pronunciation: ​[ʒã.iv lə.dʁi.jã]; born 30 June 1947) is a French politician of the Socialist Party serving as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017. Previously he was the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2017, under President François Hollande.[1][2] He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron
to serve as Foreign Minister in the Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Awards and honours 4 References 5 External links

Early life and education[edit] Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
was born on 30 June 1947 in Lorient, Brittany, to working-class parents, Jean and Louisette, who were active members of the Young Christian Workers
Young Christian Workers
(Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne, or JOC, in French). He completed his studies at the University of Rennes, where he was an activist for the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France
France
(UNEF).[1] Political career[edit] First of all interested by Breton Democratic Union
Breton Democratic Union
(UDB) in the 1970s,[3] he joined the French Socialist Party (PS) in May 1974. He served as the deputy mayor of Lorient
Lorient
in 1977 and then, at the age of 30, he became a member of the French National Assembly
French National Assembly
for Morbihan. He served until 1993 and then again from 1997 until June 2007.[4] He served as Minister of the Sea in the government of Prime Minister Édith Cresson
Édith Cresson
from 1991 to 1992. In 2004 at the top of the list Bretagne à gauche, Bretagne pour tous (PS-PCF-PRG-Les Verts-UDB), he won 58.66% in the runoff and a total of 58 seats in the regional council. He thus became regional president of Brittany. In October 2010 he became President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR).[5] He was nominated to serve as the Minister of Defence under Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Jean-Marc Ayrault
on 16 May 2012.[5] As Minister of Defence, he managed the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan and the deployment of French troops in the Northern Mali conflict and Operation Barkhane. He is also credited with leading a resurgence in French weapons' exports that have resulted in billions of euros in deals, including the first exports of the Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale
fighter jet.[6] On 23 March 2017, Le Drian endorsed Emmanuel Macron's candidacy for President.[7] Awards and honours[edit]

 Spain: Grand Cross (2015) of the Order of Isabella the Catholic[8]  Germany: Grand Cross (2017) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany[9]  Egypt: Grand Cordon (2017) of the Order of the Republic (Egypt)[10]

References[edit]

^ a b "Actualité – Personnalité – Jean-Yves Le Drian". Le Point. Retrieved 20 January 2013.  ^ "CV: Jean-Yves LE DRIAN" (PDF). European Commission. 25 January 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2014.  ^ Raynaudon-Kerzerho, Maiwenn (1 March 2014). "L'Union démocratique bretonne : un demi-siècle de lutte pour l'autonomie" [The Breton Democratic Union: half a century of fight for the autonomy]. Bretons (in French) (96). Vannes/Gwened, Brittany: Les Éditions Blanc et Noir. p. 38. ISSN 0245-9507.  ^ "Monsieur Jean-Yves LE DRIAN" Le Trombinoscope 29 May 2008, a commercial biographical database in French ^ a b " Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
is the new French Minister for Defence". Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.  ^ Factbox: Ministers in new French government Reuters, May 17, 2017. ^ "French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron". BBC. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.  ^ "Real Decreto 1093/2015, de 4 de diciembre por el que se concede la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministro de Defensa de la República Francesa". BOE (Spanish Official Journal). 5 December 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2016.  ^ "RDes C130J franco-allemands bientôt à Evreux". defense.gouv.f. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.  ^ "Le Drian décoré par le président égyptien" [Le Drian decorated by the Egyptian President] (in French). Le Figaro. 2017-02-28. 

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Political offices

Preceded by Gérard Longuet Minister of Defence 2012–2017 Succeeded by Sylvie Goulard

Preceded by Jean-Marc Ayrault Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs 2017–present Incumbent

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Foreign Ministers of UNSC Permanent Members

Wang Le Drian Lavrov Johnson Sullivan

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Current Foreign Ministers of the Group of 8

Freeland Le Drian Maas Alfano Kōno Lavrov (Suspended) Johnson Sullivan Mogherini

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Current foreign ministers of the G20

 Faurie  Bishop  Nunes  Freeland  Wang  Mogherini  Le Drian  Maas  Swaraj  Marsudi  Alfano  Kōno  Videgaray  Lavrov  Al-Jubair  Sisulu  Kang  Çavuşoğlu  Johnson  Sullivan

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Second Philippe government

Prime Minister: Édouard Philippe

Édouard Philippe Gérard Collomb Nicolas Hulot Nicole Belloubet Jean-Yves Le Drian Florence Parly Jacques Mézard Agnès Buzyn Bruno Le Maire Françoise Nyssen Muriel Pénicaud Jean-Michel Blanquer Stéphane Travert Gérald Darmanin Frédérique Vidal Annick Girardin Laura Flessel-Colovic Élisabeth Borne Nathalie Loiseau Jacqueline Gourault Christophe Castaner Marlène Schiappa Sophie Cluzel Mounir Mahjoubi Sébastien Lecornu Brune Poirson Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne Geneviève Darrieussecq Julien Denormandie Benjamin Griveaux

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Ayrault Cabinet

Jean-Marc Ayrault Laurent Fabius Vincent Peillon Christiane Taubira Pierre Moscovici Marisol Touraine Cécile Duflot Manuel Valls Nicole Bricq Arnaud Montebourg Michel Sapin Jean-Yves Le Drian Aurélie Filippetti Geneviève Fioraso Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Stéphane Le Foll Marylise Lebranchu Victorin Lurel Valérie Fourneyron Philippe Martin

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 22309095 LCCN: nb2001016113 ISNI: 0000 0000 3776 8786 GND: 170854027 SUDOC: 052593010 BNF: cb13566892t (data)

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