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Mr. Gilles Tonelli, Counselor-Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, hosted a luncheon on 2 October for extraordinary ambassadors from Greece, Kuwait, Jamaica and Korea.
The luncheon at the Hermitage Hotel, was attended by HE Mrs. Aglaia Balta of the Hellenic Republic; HE Sami Mohammad Al-Sulaiman of the State of Kuwait; HE Mrs. Sheila Sealy Monteith of Jamaica and HE Mr. Jong-moon Choi of the Republic of Korea.
Admitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AEM) in 1984, Mrs Aglaia Balta joined the diplomatic Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic in 1986. During her career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she held the post of Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Albania at the South-East European Countries Directorate, European Correspondent at the Common Foreign and Security Directorate, Deputy Director at the Diplomatic Cabinet and Head of Protocol. In 2012, she is appointed Ambassador of Greece to Chile.
After two years at the MAE, HE Sami Mohammad Al-Sulaiman, in 1987, joined the Kuwaiti Embassy in Athens, where he climbed the ladder. In 2000, he joined the Embassy in Turkey as Head of Mission, then he was appointed Deputy Director at the MFA in 2002. He subsequently served as Ambassador successively in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, in Denmark, India and Nepal.
During her 31-year career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Mrs. Sheila Sealy Monteith has been appointed to the post of Director of the Department of International Organizations, Acting Permanent Secretary, Undersecretary of the Division of Multilateral Affairs at MFA and Jamaican Foreign Trade and Permanent Representative International Sea-Bed.
HE Mr Jong-moon Choi joined the AEM in 1983, he became Director of the South West Asia and Oceania Division in 2000. He then took up the post of Director General of Planning and Management. of South Asia and Peaceful Affairs before being appointed Korean Ambassador to Sri Lanka. In 2005, he became Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is Assistant Minister in charge of Multilateral Affairs since 2016.
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