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His Excellency Lansana Kouyate

Former Prime Minister

His Excellency Lansana Kouyaté is a Guinean politician and diplomat who served as Prime Minister of Guinea (2007). In June 1994, Lansana became the Assistant Secretary-General in the UN Department of Political Affairs, one of his first missions being a tour around ECOWAS member states to discuss the situation in Liberia.


He continued his involvement in discussions to build regional support for a resolution of the First Liberian Civil War. He left this job in September 1997 to become the Executive Secretary of the Economic Community ofWest African States (ECOWAS), a post he held until February 2002.

He received different distinctions and decorations such as Commander of the Mono Order (Togo, 1998), Commander of the Order of the Star of Africa (Liberia, 1998), Commander of the Legion of Honor (France, 2000), Commander of the National Order of Mali (Mali,2001), Commander of the Memorial Peace (Awarded to UNESCO ) by the International Association of Soldiers for Peace "Association peacekeepers of the UN", Graduated from the Gold Medal of the Universal League of Public Good N ° 45729, awarded on April 08, 2019 in Paris, Crans Montana Forum Prize (2001) or African Leadership Award (Morocco, 2015).

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