The European Union Ambassador to the Pacific Sujiro Seam has presented his credentials to Cabinet.
He arrived on Monday for his first visit to Niue and met with the Premier Sir Toke Talagi and members of his cabinet on Tuesday.
Ambassador Seam started in his role as the EU Ambassador to the Pacific in September 2019. Before that he was France’s Ambassador to Fiji from 2017.
Ambassador Sujiro Seam started in his role as the EU Ambassador to the Pacific in September 2019. Before that he was France’s Ambassador to Fiji from 2017.
A career diplomat Ambassador Seam joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris in 1998 and first served at the Directorate of Legal Affairs.
He took his first overseas assignment in Brussels in 2001, where he was an Expert at the European Commission, in the Trade Dispute Settlement Unit, and then Counselor in charge of Fisheries, regional Policy, Maritime Policy, Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories.
In 2009 in Paris, he was promoted Assistant-Director for Food Security and Economic Development and then Deputy-Director for Development and Global Public Goods, with responsibility for Economic Development, Climate and Environment, Health and Human Development and Governance.
He was appointed Consul General of France in Houston in 2013, with jurisdiction over Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
He studied at the National School of Administration (“Valmy” Class of 1998) and the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris.
He also graduated from the Paris Graduate School of Management and holds a certificate of Commercial Russian from the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Born in Cambodia, Sujiro SEAM is married with two children.