Philippe Grattery

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Philippe Grattery
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Foreign Affairs Minister
Assumed office
30 April 2020
Preceded byAlain Piterot
Deputy of the 5th Constituency of the Marne
In office
30 June 1995 – 30 Jun 2000
Embassador in Buriname
In office
21 February 2001 – 31 December 2019
Personal details
Philippe Maurice Alain Grattery

(1961-04-03) April 3, 1961 (age 61)
Châlons-sur-Seine, Marne, Voisey
Political partyUnion Gaulliste Conservatrice
Height1 m 74cm
Spouse(s)Albertine Grattery (born Fléraud)
ChildrenJules, Madeleine
MotherJulienne Merchon
FatherAlphonse Grattery
Alma materENPA (Ecole National de Politique et d'Administartion), Nancy; Reims Business School
Salary7000 FV (7200$)

Philippe Grattery, born April, 3rd in Châlons-sur-Seine, is a voiseyian politician. He was deputy of the 5th constituency of the Marne between 1995 and 2015 then regional advisor for Champagne-Ardenne from 2015 to 2020.

Early Life, Education, and Family

Both his parents are from the Marne. He lived a peaceful childhood (until when he was 11), fascinated by foreign cultures and the history of the formation of countries. He also quickly became interested in the functioning of other countries and their development. But in 1971, war broke out. At first he was not affected at all. But when Carélie fell in 1972, concern grew. In 1975, when the Matamoros troops broke through the fortification line in the Ardennes, there was panic in the family. Charleville-Mezières fell shortly afterwards, then Sedan and Vouziers. The enemies were only about 50 kilometres from Châlons-sur-Seine when the parents decided to leave. They joined cousins in Arcis-sur-Aube (Aube, Voisey) more than 100 km from the front. In 1977, he and his parents returned to Châlons-sur-Seine, a town that has remained almost intact. He immediately resumed his studies. In 1982, at the age of 21, he obtained a BAC+3 in History. He finished his studies at the age of 28. He then started to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1995, after problems in the ministry, notably due to the growing tensions between the ex-members of the Red Army and Voisey, Philippe left his job and ran as a deputy for the 5th constituency of the Marne. He won the election with 63% of the votes in the second round. During his mandate, he is known as a man who is very attached to the respect of other countries, especially those of the "bloc" (Buriname, Ostra, Upland and Matamoros). In 2000, he did not wish to renew his candidacy as a deputy. The following year, he decided to return to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was offered the position of Ambassador of Buriname, which he accepted and took up his post in February 2001. He will remain in office until 2019. He was thus recognised by the government and managed to preserve relations between Voisey and Buriname. In 2020, he was invited by Daniel Marangé, the new president, to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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