Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Bénin


Adress: Place des Martyrs, Cotonou, Bénin

Telephone: +229 21 30 04 00




The Minister

Aurélien Agbenonci

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin


Minister Aurélien Agbénonci (born 1958) is a Beninese diplomat who is currently serving in the government of Benin as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2016. Previously, he was a Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Minister Agbénonci was appointed as Deputy Special Representative, as well as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 25 April 2014.



  • That the diplomacy of Benin becomes a reference on the African continent.
  • To encourage investment in Benin.