New British Ambassador to Romania takes over

Newsroom 09/09/2010 | 18:06

The newly appointed British Ambassador to Romania, Martin Harris, met president Traian Basescu today and presented his accreditation letters. Harris was previously posted throughout Central and Eastern Europe in Vienna, Moscow and Kiev. He has is married and has three daughters. He holds a Masters in History from the Cambridge University, and one in Public Administration from the Open University. He started his professional career in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and worked between 1991 and 1992 as an assistant diplomat in the East Africa Department. Between 1992 and 19996 he worked in Vienna as a secretary with the UK delegation at the OSCE, and moved on to work until 1998 with the British Foreign Affairs Minister as Director for the Pakistan/Afghanistan region. Between 1999 and 2003 he was posted with the British embassy in Moscow as secretary for development issues. From 2003 to 2008 he was with the British embassy in Kiev as Deputy Head of Mission and General Consul, and from 2008 to 2010 he was deputy head of the Cabinet Office, working as counselor on security policies.

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