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Diplomatic Representation for the Republic of Benin

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
March 13, 2001




April 17, 1961EMBASSY OPENED
March 14, 1961Louis Ignacio Pinto, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 17, 1961Amb. E. and P.
May 1, 1967Maxime-Leopold Zollner, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
May 10, 1967Amb. E. and P.
September 21, 1970Wilfrid de Souza, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 21, 1970Amb. E. and P.
March 20, 1973Tiamiou Adjibade, Appt.Amb. E. and P.
April 9, 1973Amb. E. and P.
October 15, 1975Mr. Saturnin Soglo, Counselor Charge d'Affaires ad interim
November 30, 1975Name changed to People's Republic of Benin
January 9, 1976Setondji Thomas Boyaf Appt, Amb. E and P.
January 23, 1976Amb. E. and P.
June 2, 1983Guy-Landry Hazoume Appt., Amb. E. and P.
June 16, 1983Amb. E. and P.
June 20, 1988HE Theophile Nata, Appt
July 5, 1988Amb. E. and P.
February 28, 1990Name changed to Republic of Benin
August 27, 1990H.E. Candide Pierre Ahouansou, Appt
October 24, 1990Amb. E. and P.
November 9, 1994Lucen Edgar Tonoukouin (copies of credentials)
November 21, 1994Amb. E. and P.(WH credentials)
February 21, 2001Segbe Cyrille Oguin, Appt.
March 13, 2001Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


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