Cabinet has approved the appointment of seven senior diplomats in an effort to strengthen relationships with those nations.Cabinet has approved the appointment of Sandra Lang Linkensederova as Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Czech Republic to Guyana. She will replace Jiri Havlik, whose term of service has ended. Diplomatic relations between Guyana and the Czech Republic were established on January 1, 1993.Collaboration between the two countries often occurs at the multilateral level through international bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union. In an effort to enhance relations between the two countries, Guyana and the Czech Republic signed cooperation agreements on culture, science and trade. Linkensederova will be based in Brazil.Nicolai Prytz, Non-Resident Ambassador Designate of the Kingdom of Denmark will replace Kim Højlund Christensen, whose term of service has concluded. Prytz will also reside in Brazil.Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Denmark were established on November 16, 1979. Guyana has benefited from bilateral assistance in the areas of agriculture, civil aviation and education.Additionally, Abena Poku Adompim Busia will serve as High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Ghana to Guyana.Currently, Busia is chair of the Women and Gender Studies Department and an associate professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is also Board Chair of the African Women’s Development Fund-USA. Guyana and Ghana formally established diplomatic relations on May 14, 1979.Cabinet also approved the appointment of Her Excellency Hayriye Nurdan Erpulat Altuntas as Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Turkey. Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Turkey were established on May 2, 1973. Ambassador Designate Erpulat Altuntas will reside in Caracas, Venezuela.Stefan Mera, Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of Romania will succeed Marinel Ioana. He joined the Romanian Foreign Service in 1992 after serving as a translator and Literature teacher. He will be based in Brazil.Stanislav Vidovi?’s appointment as Non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Slovenia was approved. Vidovi? will reside in Washington, DC, USA.Cabinet also approved the appointment of Alfreda Chielkwa Kansembe Mwamba as High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of the Republic of Zambia. In 2017, Mwamba was appointed Ambassador to Brazil. She previously held a number of positions in the Zambian Government, such as Deputy Minister of Labour and Deputy Minister within the Home Affairs Ministry, among others.
2 Neil Warnock has made his first signing as Crystal Palace manager and brought back fan favourite Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old winger was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing as United manager back in January 2013 for £15million, but only linked up with the Red Devils later that summer.In his debut season Zaha struggled to make any impact under David Moyes and was eventually loaned out to Cardiff where he also struggled.New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has also shown no interest in using the youngster as a first-team player this season and he has now rejoined Crystal Palace, where he came through the academy.Warnock, who succeeded Tony Pulis as Palace manager on Wednesday, exclusively told talkSPORT on Thursday morning he was ‘optimistic’ of re-signing Zaha and has now concluded the deal.The winger, who has two England caps to his name, was the first to confirm the deal by tweeting an old picture of himself (see below) celebrating in a Palace shirt, simply saying ‘Back.’Both clubs later confirmed the deal had been agreed and Zaha told Crystal Palace’s website: “I’m just buzzing to be back, to be in and around the lads again.“There have been rumours for a while, but it was only yesterday that it got sorted out and I was happy it got sorted out ASAP because I just need to get out and play. The best place to come back to is Palace where I am loved.“Speaking to my family and my agent, they knew I would be comfortable coming back here because I’ve got the support of the fans and the club. When I come back here I know I can just get straight back into it.”And discussing new manager, Warnock, the winger added: “I’m glad to have him back because obviously he’s a great manager and I’m sure he’ll know what to do with the team.“I spoke to him as well and he told me that he would guarantee me a chance – all I’ve got to do is work hard, so I am fine with that.”“It’s a great club, but since I’ve gone up there it hasn’t gone my way really.”While the 21-year-old struggled to get many minutes under his belt at Manchester United, Zaha believes his time at Old Trafford has proved benefitial.“I haven’t really had the chance to showcase my talent or play much – that’s why I thought it would be best for me to get a loan, gain some experience and maybe go back a better player,” he added.“It was an enormous experience and obviously the players that I have trained with and spoken to have helped me a lot like Giggsy, Robin [Van Persie] and Rooney. Speaking to people like that is always going to help me in my career.“Robin gives me tips on how to finish and who else is better than Robin when it comes to finishing! Just seeing them and being with them in training I think has developed me even more.” Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha 2