Govt approves appointment of 7 new diplomats

first_imgCabinet 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.last_img read more