13 March 2009
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Four new Ambassadors in Stockholm
Four ambassadors present their letters of credence to HM The King today.
Colombia's newly appointed ambassador, Rafael Nieto Navia, was born in 1938. He is one of Colombia's most distinguished lawyers with long experience from a series of appointments in the international legal community. He has been an Appeal Judge in the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Mr Nieto Navia has also been President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He has been a Member of the Columbian National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague since 1988.
Croatia's new appointed ambassador, Vladimir Matek, was born in 1948 and is a qualified physician. He entered the Foreign Service in 1992 and his posts have included Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of multilateral affairs, Head of the Minister's Private Office and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In recent years he has served as Ambassador to the OSCE and permanent representative to the Office of the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna.
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's newly appointed Ambassador, John Securus Jeremie (concurrently accredited from London), was born in 1962 and is a lawyer. In the course of his career in public administration he has held a number of leading positions, including Attorney General during the period 2003-2007. He took up his present position as High Commissioner to Great Britain in June 2008.
Chad's newly appointed Ambassador, Hassan Tchonaï (concurrently accredited from Berlin), was born in 1967 and is a career diplomat. He entered the Foreign Service in 1998 and in recent years has served as Minister for Public Works and Transport and as Ambassador in Libya. He has been the Chad Ambassador in the Federal Republic of Germany since 2008.
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