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Edgard Pisani
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Edgard Pisani in 1964
President of the Arab World Institute
In office
Preceded by Paul Carton
Succeeded by Camille Cabana
High Commissioner of New Caledonia
In office
January 1985 – 22 May 1985
Preceded by Jacques Roynette
Succeeded by Fernand Wibaux
Minister of Agriculture
In office
21 August 1961 – 8 January 1966
President Charles de Gaulle
Preceded by Henri Rochereau
Succeeded by Edgar Faure
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Edgard Pisani

(1918-10-09)9 October 1918
Tunis, French Tunisia
Died 20 June 2016(2016-06-20) (aged 97)

Edgard Pisani ( 9 October 1918 – 20 June 2016) was a French statesman, philosopher, and writer.

He held positions in various governments in France: Senator (1954–1961; 1974–1981), Minister of Agriculture (1961–1966), Parliamentarian (1967–1968), European Commissioner (1981–1985), Minister of New Caledonia (1985), President of the Arab World Institute (1988–1995). In 1992, with Bertrand Hervieu, he formed the Groupe de Seillac followed in 1995 by the Groupe de Bruges, both being think tanks.

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