The Embassy of Mali
Amb. Oumou Sall Seck
Oumou Sall Seck is born at the 19th of August 1968.
She studied Development Politics at the University of Bamako, and International Law at the International Institute of Human Rights, France.
Oumou took her first steps in politics during the 2002 presidential campaign.
In June 2004 Oumou was selected mayor of Goundam town in the north of Mali. She was the first woman to obtain an elected mandate in this area. Her main focus in the politics has been on women’s role in society.
Since 2017 she is the Ambassador to Germany.
She speaks English and French.
Relations between Germany and Mali are close and wide-ranging. Malians like to recall the fact that the Federal Republic of Germany was the first country to recognize the independent Republic of Mali after the short-lived federation with Senegal was dissolved in September 1960.
Germany supports the UN MINUSMA mission, the EU training mission EUTM, and the civilian mission EUCAP Sahel in Mali.
Cultural exchange between Germany and Mali is lively. German cultural work focuses on promoting the German language and the education of Malian students by providing university and professional education. There are nearly 1,000 Malians students majoring in German. Most German-speaking Malians of the older generation studied in the GDR.