Jean-Yves Le Drian

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Lorient, France
Alma materUniversity of Rennes 2
PartySocialist Party

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In office
17 May 2017 - Present

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In office
16 May 2012 - 10 May 2017

Jean-Yves Le Drian (born 30 June 1947) is a French politician and member of the French Socialist Party who has served as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017.[1] Previously he was the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2017, under President François Hollande.[2] He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron to serve as Foreign Minister in the Édouard Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.

French hot air

Le Drian's predecessor as Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault said on 19 April 2017 he would provide proof "in the coming days" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4 in Khan Shaykhun.[3] By July 2017, neither Ayrault nor Le Drian had provided any such proof.[4]

Student Union activist

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 (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 (UNEF).[5]


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