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Four new ambassadors welcomed, including Cyprus and New Zealand

Four new ambassadors welcomed, including Cyprus and New Zealand

By Staff Writer - October 23, 2017

Gilles Tonelli (centre) Government Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; HE Jane Coombs, Ambassador of New Zealand; HE Tomasz Mlynarski (L), Ambassador of the Republic of Poland; HE  Igor Slobodnik, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic; HE Pantelakis D. Eliades, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
Gilles Tonelli (centre) Government Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;
HE Jane Coombs, Ambassador of New Zealand; HE Tomasz Mlynarski (L), Ambassador of the Republic of Poland; HE Igor Slobodnik, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic; HE Pantelakis D. Eliades, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC

Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received Pantelakis D. Eliades, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus; Tomasz Mlynarski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland; Igor Slobodnik, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic; and Jane Coombs, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand, at a luncheon at the Hermitage Hotel on Thursday, October 19.

The four newly-appointed diplomats had presented their credentials to the Sovereign Prince in the morning.

HE Pantelakis D. Eliades joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1989. In 1995, he was appointed to MFA Political Affairs. Subsequently, he held the positions of First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Cypriot Embassy in Rome. In 2003, he was appointed representative of Cyprus to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union in Brussels, then became Director of the Department of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the MFA. In 2008, he was promoted to Ambassador in Germany.

HE Tomasz Mlynarski had a professional career at the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations at the University of Krakow between 2006 and 2012. From 2006, he also served as CEO of Polish Music Publishing, then as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation “Cooperation Fund”. Specialised in the issues of European integration, energy security and foreign policy, Mr Mlynarski has led numerous scientific conferences.

HE Igor Slobodnik was appointed Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in London in 1997. In 2001, he took over the Directorate General of Political Affairs of the Ministry of Defence, then that of Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2008. Within the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, he took up the post of Secretary of State in 2015 and became Head of the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa Division in 2016. He was also Ambassador in Berlin and Brussels.

HE Jane Coombs was appointed Economic Advisor in 1999, then Assistant Director in the Environment Division in 2003. She was successively promoted to New Zealand’s Ambassador to Seoul in 2005, and Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy in Washington in 2009. She has been General Manager of the Americas Division since 2012 and of the North East Asia Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade from 2015.


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