Guy Emmanuel Alain Gauze

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Guy Emmanuel Alain Gauze
Ambassador of Ivory Coast to the European Union
In office
Minister of Raw Materials
In office
Minister of Foreign Trade
In office
Personal details
Born3 May 1952
Ferkessédougou, French West Africa
Died27 January 2021(2021-01-27) (aged 68)
Geneva, Switzerland
Political partyPCDI-RDA

Guy Emmanuel Alain Gauze (3 May 1952 – 27 January 2021) was an Ivorian politician and diplomat.[1]


After he graduated from the University of Abidjan, Gauze studied diplomacy and international economics at the École nationale d'administration from 1976 to 1978. He then earned a degree in political science from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.[2]

In 1993, Gauze was appointed Minister of Raw Materials under the presidency of Félix Houphouët-Boigny, then Henri Konan Bédié. In 1998, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Trade, then Ambassador of Ivory Coast to the European Union, where he served from 2000 to 2002. He was then a representative to the United Nations and World Trade Organization from 2006 to 2011.[3]

Aside from his political life, Gauze was married on 21 February 1981 and had three children.[4] He died in Geneva on 27 January 2021 at the age of 68.[5]



  1. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire : Décès du Ministre Guy Alain Gauze, ancien Représentant permanent de la Côte d'Ivoire à Genève en Suisse (proches)". KOACI (in French). 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Guy-alain Emmanuel GAUZE". (in French).
  3. ^ Daddieh, Cyril K. (2016). Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-0810871861.
  4. ^ "Côte-d'Ivoire: Réaction de Guy-Alain Gauze après la «Fake News» qui a circulé sur lui". Actualité Ivoire (in French). 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "L'Ambassadeur de Guy Alain Gauze décède en Suisse". Abidjanpeople (in French). 27 January 2021.

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