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Ambassadors of Austria, Australia, India and Luxembourg welcomed to Monaco

Ambassadors of Austria, Australia, India and Luxembourg welcomed to Monaco

By Staff Writer - January 30, 2018

HE Walter Grahammer, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria; HE Martine Schommer, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Gilles Tonelli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; HE Brendan Berne, Ambassador of Australia and HE Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of the Republic of India. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
HE Walter Grahammer, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria; HE Martine Schommer, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Gilles Tonelli Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; HE Brendan Berne, Ambassador of Australia and HE Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of the Republic of India. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC

Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received four new ambassadors at a luncheon at the Hermitage Hotel on Monday, January 29.

The four diplomats, HE Walter Grahammer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria ; HE Brendan Berne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Australia; HE Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India and HE Martine Schommer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, had presented their credentials to the Sovereign Prince in the morning.

Mr Grahammer joined the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1990, becoming Director, then Deputy Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister. In 2004, he was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union. In 2010, he took up the post of Director General at the Federal Ministry of Foreign and International Affairs.

A trained economist, Mr Bern joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2000, where he held the post of Director of the Commercial Finance Section and then Deputy Director General of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Section. In March 2015, he was promoted Ambassador for Economic Cooperation in Asia-Pacific and First Deputy Director General in the Directorate of Business Investments and Economic Diplomacy. He then became Chief of Staff to the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment.

Mr Kwatra joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1988. He was appointed Consul in Karachi in 1993, and then in Durban in 1994. He then served as a delegate, successively, to the SAARC Secretariat, to the Policy. Planning and Research in New Delhi and then to the Office of the Prime Minister.

After a degree in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, where she later occupied the posts of Director of Political Affairs and Director of Development Cooperation, Ms Schommer was in turn, Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the European Union in Brussels, Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Non-Resident Ambassador for the Republic of Mali, Niger, Senegal and Burkina Faso.


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