|Birth||10 September 1952, Thiès|
Abdoulaye Diop (born 1968) is a Malian diplomat who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali since 2014. Previously he was Mali’s Ambassador to the United States, appointed to that position on September 8, 2003.
Diop received a Master of Arts in International Relations from the International Institute of Public Administration in Paris, France, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Management of International Organizations from the Paris-Sud 11 University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy from the National School of Administration of Algeria.
Before his appointment as ambassador to the United States, Diop was an adviser to Alpha Oumar Konaré and Amadou Toumani Touré, Presidents of Mali. In 2000 and 2001, Diop oversaw Mali’s participation in the United Nations Security Council and served on the steering committee of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NPAD).