Charge d'Affaires

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Charge d'Affaires

An official at an embassy who is the head of mission in the absence of the ambassador. That is, a charge d'affaires may act as ambassador if the ambassador is temporarily out of the country, or if an ambassador is yet to be appointed.
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BEIRUT: Hezbollah MP Nawwar Sahili submitted petitions to French ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli and the German charges d'affaires in Beirut Thursday calling on their governments to protect religious symbols and ban insults against them.
Foreigners believed to have been on board, besides Finland's charges d'affaires, were identified as WWF representatives Jill Bowling, Jennifer Headley, and Mathew Preece; Margaret Alexander, an official of the U.
In October 2013, Iran and Britain agreed to announce the names of their non-resident charges d'affaires.