Embassy Induction Seminar launches family network
The 2014 Induction Seminar broke all attendance records, not least because of the first-ever spouse & partners programme introduced by the Doyenne of the Diplomatic Corps, Mrs Dalal Al Duwaisan...
Diplomats welcome No vote
The London diplomatic corps breathed a sigh of relief as Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, as they predicted in a pre-referendum poll...
No deals with Assad, say ex UK Ambassadors
Britain should not be lured into making deals with the Bashar Al Assad for the sake of rooting out ISIS in Syria, two prominent former UK Ambassadors to Syria have warned...
Exempt envoys from ‘steep’ party conference fees
Ambassadors have called on political party conference organisers to exempt heads of mission from paying “eye-watering” fees to attend their autumn conferences, an Embassy survey of heads of missions...
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HE Mr Tahir Taghizade
"The epidemic of separatism is getting worse and it’s now at Europe’s doorstep...A frozen conflict can become hot very fast"
HE Mr Dato’ Ahmad Rasidi Bin Hazizi
"The double tragedy of flights MH350 and MH17 have brought Malaysia’s faith communities closer together"
HE Mr Diego Gomez Pickering
"It’s going to be a thrilling year. For the first time in our 180-year relationship Britain and Mexico are dedicating, on both sides, a year to one another. This is to cherish the good relationship we have, and to take it to the next level"
HE Mr Obed Mlaba
"We have a saying in Zulu: ‘No chief can enjoy his wealth when those on the other side of the fence are hungry"
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Embassy Induction Seminar 2014
The Athenaeum Hotel Polo and Pimms Party
Bolivia Independence Day
Colombia National Day
Denmark Summer Party
Jamaica Independence Day
Morocco Enthronement Day
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In the first of a regular column for Embassy Magazine, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison outlines some of the highlights of his role that dates back 400 years
Shining a light on Jersey
Kate Nutt spoke to Elizabeth Stewart about how the new Jersey Office in London plans to channel relations with the UK and the diplomatic...
Fines and ‘crimes’ on the rise
London’s embassies are more in debt and their diplomats allegedly committed more serious crimes in 2013 than in 2012.
Reshuffle triggers speculation
The change of leadership at the Foreign Office over the summer left the institution reeling at a time of multiple global crises, while politicos...
Back up Gaza truce with serious talks, envoys urge
Israel and Palestine must re-start negotiations on a Two-State Solution if the latest truce is to be transformed into a lasting peace, London’s...
UK corporate structure ‘kills innovation’
The rise of the ‘ownerless’ company in Britain is inimical to innovation, economist and chair of the Big Innovation Centre Will Hutton told a...
Child abductions on the rise
London consuls have urged UK officials to re-introduce exit checks at British borders to help stem the rise in parental child abductions...
Home Office reaches out to consuls
The Home Office has assigned leaders to liaise with specific countries in a new approach to improve international cooperation in the priority...
Consular plea to aid foreign prisoners in crisis
Foreign national offenders and immigration detainees are at greater risk in deteriorating conditions in UK prisons and removal centres and...
Keep calm and carry on
The Monarchy is an ancient, yet “forward-thinking” institution that gives continuity to the British political system, the Marshal of the Diplomatic...
Envoys should get tweeting
The BBC’s Natia Abramia gave London’s press attachés an insight into how the broadcaster uses Twitter for breaking news as well as to...
UN official calls for more women in top public sector jobs
Prime Minister Cameron’s recent reshuffle “feminised” the cabinet but more needs to be done in Britain and globally to promote women...
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