Jean Ping

Gabonese politician

Jean Ping (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ piŋ]; born 24 November 1942)[2][3][4] is a Gabonese diplomat and politician.

Jean Ping
Chair of the African Union Commission
In office
28 April 2008 – 15 October 2012
Preceded byAlpha Oumar Konaré
Succeeded byNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
17 September 2004 – 18 September 2005
Preceded byJulian Hunte
Succeeded byJan Eliasson
Personal details
Born (1942-11-24) 24 November 1942 (age 81)
Omboué, French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon)
Alma materUniversity of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

He was the Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Francophonie of the Gabonese Republic from 1999 to 2008, and was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 2004 to 2005 and Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union from 2008 to 2012.

Ping was a candidate in the 2016 Gabonese presidential election against the outgoing president Ali Bongo.

References change

  1. "Jean Ping a reçu à sa résidence des diplomates européens". GABONACTU.COM (in French). 9 May 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. UN profile page.
  3. "Jean Ping Ministre des Affaires étrangères, de la Coopération et de la Francophonie"[permanent dead link], Jeune Afrique, 5 January 2003 (in French).
  4. "Gabon: Biographie du nouveau président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine, Jean Ping"[permanent dead link], Gabonews, 2 February 2008 (in French).