Ambassador Delahousse comes from the French diplomatic service. He previously served twice as French Ambassador, to Burundi (2016-2019) and to Zimbabwe and Malawi, based in Harare (2013-2016). He was also posted in Pretoria - South Africa, in Sydney - Australia as Consul General and in Washington DC - USA. Furthermore, he has a long experience of European issues, including as Adviser for Europe in the private office (cabinet) of two French Foreign Affairs Ministers, Hervé de Charette (1995-1997) and Dominique de Villepin (2002-2004).

He lives in Monrovia with his wife Sieglinde and they have three children who study in Europe. He is a graduate from Sciences-Po Paris and the National School of Administration – ENA.

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    Laurent Delahousse, EU Ambassador to Liberia
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    Ambassador of the EU to Liberia, Mr. Laurent Delahousse.

Message from the Ambassador

Dear Visitor,

I have the pleasure, with all my team, to welcome you to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Liberia.

The European Union is since 1973 a longstanding partner of Liberia and today one of its first and foremost development partners. Together with our Member States represented here, Germany, Ireland, France and Sweden, the Delegation is proud to support the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, for economic development, job creation and a better life for all Liberians.

“The European Union is here to deliver to the people of Liberia.”

At the same time, the Delegation is working hard with all its partners in Liberia to promote our shared values of democracy, individual and collective freedoms and Human Rights. The European Union calls for equal political representation of women and we mainstream gender issues in all of our programs. We stand firm in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence and advocate for quick progress towards the elimination of female genital mutilation - FGM.

“Every day lost in the fight against FGM is a broken life for too many girls.”

The Delegation is accountable to the European people for the taxpayer money spent on our programs, in Liberia as everywhere else. We stand with the national authorities, the development community and all relevant stakeholders to promote good governance, transparency and financial responsibility.

Dear Visitor, I hope that you will find on this website the information you are looking for.

Please visit also our Facebook page European Union in Liberia and my Twitter account.

Mr. Laurent Delahousse, Ambassador of the European Union to Liberia.