Jean-David Levitte is the current French ambassador to the United States. he replaced François Bujon de l'Estang in December 2002.
He worked for President Valery Giscard d'Estaing from 1975 to 1981.
In 1988, he was designated to his first position as Ambassador and served as the French Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva from 1988 to 1990.
After the presidential elections in 1995, President Chirac asked Ambassador Levitte to be his Senior Diplomatic Adviser. He served in that position from 1995 to 2000.
President Chirac appointed him as French Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2000, his most recent position before the present one. In New York, Ambassador Levitte successfully handled several international negotiations, including resolution 1441 on Iraq.
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