H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia. He was appointed Minister in 2018. A position he previously held from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Tangara served as an Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations in
New York. He also served as Minister of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology.
Dr. Tangara represented The Gambia in various Executive Boards of the United Nations and other International Organisations. In January 2022, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
He has also served as Executive Board Member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women.
H.E. Dr. Mamadou Tangara holds a Doctorate degree (PhD) from Université de Limoges, France.
His research on the myths and secret of oral historians of the Manding received Mention Très Honorable avec Félicitations a l’unanimité du Jury from the Universite de Limoges. He holds two Master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and Demography.