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Singapore / Mali / Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 23 February 2012

By Singapore - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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SINGAPORE, Singapore, February 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following foreign Head of Mission presented hiscredentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam in ceremony at the Istana today:

(a) The Ambassador of the Republic of Mali

His Excellency Ousmane Tandia

OUSMANE TANDIA

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

REPUBLIC OF MALI

BORN: 19 April 1952, Kita (Kayes Region), Mali

AGE: 59

MARITAL

STATUS: Married to Mrs Tiguida Diarra Tandia

Has two daughters and one son

EDUCATION: Diploma of Basic School, Kita, Mali, 1959 - 1970

Badalabougou School, Bamako, Mali

Baccalaureate Philo-language (Diploma), 1970 - 1974

Higher Normal School (École Normale Supérieure, ENSUP) Bamako, Mali

Diploma l'ENSUP (Master), 1974 - 1978

University of Saarbruken, Federal Republic of Germany, 1981 - 1982

International Computing Laboratory and Intelligence Wall (LICI), Paris, Aug - Oct 1986

CAREER: 1978 - 1979 Professor of Secondary Education, Technical School,

Ministry of National Education, Mali

1979 - 1980 Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation International (DFAIC), Mali

1983 - 1985 Head of Section, Latin America Political Relations, Political Division, DFAIC, Mali

1986 - 1987 Directorate General of Political Affairs, Acting Head of Division, responsible for relations with countries in Europe and all of Americas, DFAIC, Mali

1987 - 1990 Directorate General of Political Affairs, Foreign Affairs Adviser & Division Chief, responsible for relations with countries in Europe and all of Americas, DFAIC, Mali

May - Dec 1991 Senior Counsellor, Head of Liaison Office, Embassy of Mali, Berlin

1991 Representative of Mali to the 35th Ordinary Session of International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

1992 - 1995 Senior Counsellor, Embassy of Mali, Bonn

1995 - 1998 Charge d` Affaires, Embassy of Mali, Pretoria

1998 - 1999 Assistant Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mali

2000 - 2002 Technical Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in charge of African Continent, Middle East and Americas

2002 - 2006 Chief of Protocol to the President of Mali

2006 - 2010 Ambassador to Libya with concurrent accreditation to Chad and Malta.

September 2010 to present Ambassador to India

23 February 2012 to present Ambassador to Singapore

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Assistant Secretary General, Association of Citizens and Supporters Circle, Kita (ADERSCK), 1988 - 1991

Administrative Secretary, Youth Movement for Development of Touba District, Banamba (MJDT), 1989 - 1991

AWARDS: Decorated Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of the French Republic, 2003

Decorated Knight of the National Order, 2010

LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Bambara, Sarakole and Malinke