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Fouad Yazourh is a career diplomat with over 30 years of experience. A strong advocate for Morocco’s foreign policy, he has held a wide variety of roles in Morocco’s diplomatic infrastructure. He is currently Director General of Bilateral Relations and Regional Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, assuming office in February 2018. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Yazourh held several strategic positions supporting Morocco’s foreign policy. From 2003 to 2006, Ambassador Yazourh served as Minister Advisor to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Madrid. In 2006, Ambassador Yazourh was appointed Director of Communication at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Ambassador Yazourh served in this role until 2009, when he became Director of American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. In 2011, Ambassador Yazourh was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of Argentina. Ambassador Yazourh’s efforts and achievements in public service have been widely recognized, including through being awarded two prestigious honours: The Order of Civil Merit awarded by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I in 2006, and the Grand Cross of the Liberator San Martin of Argentina in 2018.