Jean Ping facts for kids
|Chair of the African Union Commission|
28 April 2008 – 15 October 2012
|Preceded by||Alpha Oumar Konaré|
|Succeeded by||Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma|
|President of the United Nations General Assembly|
17 September 2004 – 18 September 2005
|Preceded by||Julian Hunte|
|Succeeded by||Jan Eliasson|
|Born||24 November 1942
Omboué, French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon)
|Alma mater||University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne|
Jean Ping (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ piŋ]; born 24 November 1942) is a Gabonese diplomat and politician.
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.
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Ping shaking hands with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011
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