Born New Year's Day 1953 in Moukoulou, Chad (then part of French Equatorial Africa), Djoumbe earned a Master's Degree in Administration and Management at the Administrative Staff College in Paris, France, in 1978.
In a long career at the Chad Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Djoumbe has served as ambassador to several other African nations, as well as other positions. He was ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1982 to 1987, ambassador to Sudan from 1987 to 1989, and, ambassador to Algeria from 1989 to 1991.
Djoumbé emerged as deputy general director of the Foreign Ministry from 1999 to 2001. He then served as ambassador to the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003, and as ambassador to Ethiopia from 2003 to 2007, concurrently accredited as Chad's permanent representative to the African Union while resident in Addis Ababa.
Djoumbé next received his first posting to Europe, serving as ambassador to Belgium from 2007 to 2010, concurrently accredited as Chad's permanent representative to the European Union while resident in Brussels.
In an odd career twist, Djoumbe then served as Minister of Mines and Geology from 2010 to 2011.
From 2012 to 2014, the diplomat Maïtine Djoumbé concurrently served as ambassador to the USA and Canada.
In 2019, Maïtine Djoumbé presented his credentials to President Xi of China where he is currently serving as Chad’s ambassador
Son Excellence Maitine Djoumbe
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