Claude-France Arnould, a French diplomat, has been appointed the next ambassador of France to Belgium.
Claude-France Arnould built her educational foundation at the École Normale Supérieure (1972-1977) and the National School of Administration (1979-1981). She began her career in the Foreign Ministry mission in charge of quality of North America and later on focused more in the direction of economic and financial affairs.
In 1989, Claude-Fance Arnould was appointed Deputy Director for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From there she became the Director of International and Strategic Affairs at the General Secretariat of National Defence. Consequently, she was the head of management for “Crisis Management and Planning” at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
From 2011 to 2015, Claude-France Arnould served as Director of the European Defence Agency. Also, she has been a Minister Plenipotentiary since 2001. Several decorations have been awarded to her: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the National Order of Merit, Officer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Officer of the Order of the Spanish Military Merit (Grand Cross).
All the best for the new Ambassador of France to Belgium, Claude-France Arnould!