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Jean Ping
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Chair of the African Union Commission
In office
28 April 2008 – 15 October 2012
Preceded by Alpha Oumar Konaré
Succeeded by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
17 September 2004 – 18 September 2005
Preceded by Julian Hunte
Succeeded by Jan Eliasson
Personal details
Born 24 November 1942 (1942-11-24) (age 77)
Omboué, French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon)
Residence Libreville
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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