Diplomacy: accreditation of new ambassadors from Japan – Spain – Czech Republic – India
On Thursday 26 November, at a lunch held at the Hotel Hermitage, Laurent Anselmi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received H.E. Mr Junichi Ihara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan; H.E. Mr José Manuel Albares Bueno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Spain;H.E. Mr Michal Fleischmann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic, and H.E. Mr Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India.
The diplomats presented their credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince during the morning.
Having joined the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, H.E. Mr Junichi Ihara was appointed Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in August 1995. He subsequently led the South-East Asia Department, the WTO Department and the Financial Affairs Unit before taking up post as Minister at the Japanese Embassy in the United States in 2004. In 2011, he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director-General of North American Affairs, and subsequently of Asian and Oceanian Affairs.
A career diplomat, H.E. Mr José Manuel Albares Bueno served as Secretary-General for International Affairs, the G20 and Global Security for the Office of the President of the Government of Spain. During his career, he has been appointed to high-level posts within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
A production assistant for France Culture from 1981 to 1990, H.E. Mr Michal Fleischmann managed Lagardère Active Radio International in the Czech Republic and Slovakia until 2018, when he became President of the Czech Radio Council.
H.E. Mr Jawed Ashraf joined the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. He was appointed to serve in Frankfurt and Berlin until 1999, and became Counsellor and Minister for Political Affairs in Washington, D.C., in 2007. He led the Americas Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2012, before being promoted to the position of Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s office. He was then appointed to lead the Indian mission in Singapore.
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