Wassane Zailachi

Deputy Chief of Mission - Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington, D.C.

Wassane Zailachi


1984 - 1986 : Master’s of Arts in International Relations (Boston University, USA)

1980 - 1984 : Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations (American University)
Paris, France.

Professional Experience as career diplomat

Since May 2009: Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington, DC

Oct. 2003 - May 2009: Deputy Director of North America, Central America & the Caribbean - Department of American Affairs

Nov. 2001 - Sep. 2003 : Desk Officer, Canadian Affairs, Department for American Affairs

June 2001 - Oct. 2001: Desk Officer, Bilateral Cultural Relations, Department for Cultural & Scientific Affairs

Feb. 1999 - June 2001: Desk Officer, Protocol & Cultural Agreements Department, Department for Cultural & Scientific Cooperation

Sep. 1998 - Feb.1999: Member of the Cabinet of the Under Secretary, in charge of Maghreb & Arab Countries - Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation

Sep. 1995 - Sep. 1998: Counselor in charge of Protocol - Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Paris, France

Oct. 1992 – Sep. 1995: Counselor in charge of Economic & Commercial Affairs - Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Paris, France

Apr. 1991 – Oct. 1992: Officer - Department of American Affairs

Training Courses

May 2008 : Participation in the International Conference on Transshipment, Tangier, Morocco

July 2007 : Participation in the « Moroccan-CARICOM Countries Meeting on South-South Cooperation » (Rabat, Morocco)

May 2006 : NESA seminar on « Strategic Talks within Regional Changes» National Defense University, Washington, DC

Dec. 2004 : Participation in the first « Forum for the Future » meeting, co-chaired by Morocco & the United States, bringing together the countries of the Greater Middle East, North Africa BMENA, and G8 member countries (Rabat, Morocco)

Nov. 2000: Participation in a three week training course under the patronage of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (ACCI) on « Foreign Policy
of South Korea with Asian countries and the USA » (Seoul, Korea)

April 1992 : Participation in a week long seminar organized by the Atlantic Council of United States, on « Growth, Security & Stability in the Mediterranean » (Madrid, Spain)


July 2008 : Feuille d’Or du Mérite (Canada)

April 2009: Morocco-American Friendship Award


English, French and Arabic.

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