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Diplomatic Representation for Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
August 10, 2010



April 21, 1961Souleymane Ould Cheikh Sidya, Appt.
May 16, 1961Amb. E. and P.
April 6, 1964Ahmed Baba Ould Ahmed Miske, Appt.
May 6, 1964Amb. E. and P.
July 28, 1966Abdallahi Ould Daddati, Appt.
August 9, 1966Amb. E. and P.
December 22, 1969RESUMED RELATIONS – Chancery opened at 2129 Leroy Place, N.W.
December 22, 1969Abdou Hacheme, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
June 8, 1970Sidi Ahmed Ould Taya, Appt.
(Credentials ceremony scheduled but appointment never kept; Taya returned to NY and his UN post.)
April 14, 1971Mohamed El Moctar Bal, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
August 23, 1971M'Bareck Ould Bouna, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
December 17, 1971Moulaye el Hassan Ould Moktar, Appt.
February 6, 1971Amb. E. and P.
February 22, 1973Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, Appt.
March 2, 1973Amb. E. and P.
May 18, 1976Mohamed Said Hamodyf Counselor, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
June 16, 1976Mohamed Nassim Kochman, Appt.
July 9, 1976Amb. E. and P.
August 19, 1978Mr. Moktar Ould Haye, Counselor, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
January 8, 1979Sidi Bouna Ould Sidi, Appt.
February 26, 1979Amb. E. and P.
October 20, 1980Abdallah Ould Daddah, Appt.
November 24, 1980Amb. E. and P.
March 13, 1992Mohamed Fall Ainina, Appt.
April 2, 1992Amb. E. and P.
September 20, 1994Ismail Ould Iyahi (copies of credentials)
November 21, 1994Amb. E. and P. (WH credentials)
June 11, 1996Bilal Ould Werzeg, Appt.
July 29, 1996Amb. E. and P.
June 11, 1997Ahmed Ould Sid'Ahmed, Appt.
September 8, 1997Amb. E. and P.
June 6, 1999Ahmed Ould Khalifa Ould Jiddou, Appt.
August 10, 1999Amb. E. and P.
September 25, 2000Mohamed Said Oould Hamody, Appt.
October 19, 2000Amb. E. and P.
November 26, 2001Mohamedou Ould Michel, Appt.
December 12, 2001Amb. E. and P.
June 18, 2004Tijani Oulk Kerim, Appt.
July 15, 2004Amb. E. and P.
September 12, 2007Ibrahima Dia, Appt.
September 18, 2007Amb. E. and P.
July 28, 2010Mohamed Lemine El Haycen, Appt.
August 10, 2010Amb. 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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