Officer of the Order of National Merit

Prize: Honorary award


Awarded for service to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Regarded as the discoverer of Mauritania’s petroleum potential. This was the second such award awarded to a non-Mauritanian, the first having been awarded to President Charles de Gaulle in the late 1960s.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsIslamic Republic of Mauritania