| Francois Gouyette |
(civil servant, diplomat)
|Born||17 June 1956|
|Alma mater||Sciences Po, INALCO|
|Member of||Integrity Initiative/Cluster/France|
French ambassador to Libya during the regime change in 2011. Member of the French cluster of the Integrity Initiative.
Francois Gouyette is a French diplomat, currently serving as Ambassador to Algeria. He was French ambassador to Libya during the regime change in 2011, and member of the French cluster of the Integrity Initiative.
After four years in post in Abu Dhabi, he became ambassador in charge of the Euro-Mediterranean process in August 2005. In December 2007, he was appointed French Ambassador to Libya and took office in early 2008.
Shortly after the outbreak of the French-supported revolt against Gaddafi's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, the embassy in Tripoli was closed and the ambassador and his staff were repatriated to France on February 26, 2011. He continued his mission, however, until his replacement in October 2011 by Antoine Sivan.
On July 29, 2020, he was appointed French Ambassador to Algeria. On September 29, 2021, the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned him to protest against the decision of the French government to reduce by half the number of visas granted to nationals of Morocco and Algeria and by 30% for those of Tunisia.