Alfred Cahen

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Person.png Alfred Cahen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat, academic)
Born28 September 1929
Elsene, Belgium
Died19 April 2000 (Age 70)
Brussels, Belgium

Employment.png Belgian Ambassador to France

In office
1989? - 1996
Preceded byAlfred Cahen, Jules Guillaume"strong class="error">Error: Invalid time." contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.

Alfred Cahen was a Belgian diplomat. He was a contact of Monique Garnier-Lançon.


In 1956 he began working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and early 60s he worked at the Belgian embassy in Kinshasa. From June 1985 to May 1989 he was Secretary General of the Western European Union (WEU). During this period the 'Cahen Doctrine' was named after him. Then he was the Belgian ambassador in Paris until 1996. After his retirement in 1997 he was Secretary General of the Atlantic Treaty Association.

Cahen also taught at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.