Jobert, Michel

Jobert, Michel

(mēshĕl` zhôbĕr`), 1921–2002, French diplomat, b. Morocco (then a French colony). In 1963, he joined Georges PompidouPompidou, Georges Jean Raymond
, 1911–74. French political leader, president of France (1969–74). Georges Pompidou taught school and then served in World War II until the fall (1940) of France, when he returned to teaching.
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's staff during Pompidou's premiership. After Pompidou's election as president (1969), Jobert was his adviser on foreign affairs. A skillful negotiator, he helped bring about Great Britain's entry (1973) into the European Community (now the European Union). He was French foreign minister (Apr., 1973–May, 1974) and foreign trade minister (1981–83) in a Socialist-led government.
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With Alice Fauvet, Martin Jobert, Michel Cassagne, Josephine Derenne, Anne Loiret, Olivier Cruveiller, Nadine Alari, Nicolas Abraham.