List of famous diplomats with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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A person, who serves as a representative or an ambassador on behalf of the government of a particular country, may be referred to as a diplomat. A diplomat plays a crucial and significant role in maintaining healthy relations with other countries and their respective governments. Thus, a diplomat is a specifically skilled and trained person who has the skills and uses tact in dealing with sensitive and important matters that affects the political concerns of the world. Appointed by the government, a diplomat may be required to conduct and diplomatic talks with other countries and even many of the established international organizations. A diplomat is responsible for maintain peaceful and friendly relations with other countries, he may be required to represent the interests of his nation and promote his nation in a positive light to the world. They work in collaboration with the foreign ministers of a nation and play a role in the foreign policy formulation. A diplomat is thus one of the most significant representatives of a country and advocate and negotiate foreign policy related issues. Dig out more about some of most famous diplomats around the world, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Bahamian, American

Kofi Annan Kofi Annan
Ghanaian

John Jay John Jay
American

Zbigniew Brzezinski Zbigniew Brzezinski
Polish, American

U Thant U Thant
Burmese
Sergey Lavrov Sergey Lavrov
Armenian, Russian
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Trygve Lie Trygve Lie
Norwegian

Abba Eban Abba Eban
Israeli

Zoran Jolevski Zoran Jolevski
Macedonian

Susan RiceSusan Rice
American
Hasekura TsunenagaHasekura Tsunenaga
Japanese

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
American

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
Indian

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
French

Rory StewartRory Stewart
British
Kim CampbellKim Campbell
Canadian

Maxime BernierMaxime Bernier
Canadian

John BoltonJohn Bolton
American

Dan CoatsDan Coats
American
Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai
Chinese

Jean Kennedy SmithJean Kennedy Smith
American
Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Swedish

Ehud BarakEhud Barak
Israeli

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
French, Pakistani
Joseph C. WilsonJoseph C. Wilson
American

Zine El Abidine Ben AliZine El Abidine Ben Ali
Tunisian
Vijaya Lakshmi PanditVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
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Ban Ki-moonBan Ki-moon
South Korean

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
Irish, British
Peter MacKayPeter MacKay
Canadian

Kevin RuddKevin Rudd
Australian
Julie BishopJulie Bishop
Australian

Mohammad Javad ZarifMohammad Javad Zarif
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J. Christopher StevensJ. Christopher Stevens
American

Frans TimmermansFrans Timmermans
-
Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
Pakistani
James LongstreetJames Longstreet
Indonesian, American

Paddy AshdownPaddy Ashdown
British

Alexander HaigAlexander Haig
American

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Alger HissAlger Hiss
American

Mark WallaceMark Wallace
American

Chiune SugiharaChiune Sugihara
Japanese

Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
American

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
Swedish
Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
Hungarian

Joseph BonaparteJoseph Bonaparte
Spanish, French
Zalmay KhalilzadZalmay Khalilzad
American

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
Canadian
Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
German
Fridtjof NansenFridtjof Nansen
Norwegian