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Read the latest interviews by clicking on the country below.

To read the interviews of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London please click here

HE Mr Carlos Sersale

"We consider the UK to be the most open country of the EU and a gateway to that the European market... On the other hand, Brexit opens up new opportunities for Britain as a potential partner for trade and investment"

HE Mr Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky

"Brexit sent a strong message to the EU and that helps our agenda where we have been arguing for more power to the nation states and less to the unelected Commission, more control over the borders, more economic growth, more pragmatism and less ideology"

HE Dr Rizal Sukma

"The challenge is how the UK brings its historical ties with Asia into a contemporary relationship. That is the job of our embassy and the ministry: to put Indonesia on the British radar"

HE Mr Manuel Lobo Antunes

"It’s time to build bridges; we can’t help it as Portuguese,
we are not confrontational. Let’s try to find the best deal out of this. We are all Europeans and we share the same fate and history and geography"


To view photos of the recent events below, please click here

Argentina – Bicentenary
Botswana – 50th Anniversary of Independence
Central America – Independence Day
Colombia – National Day
Czech – National Day
Embassy Education Conference 2016
Embassy Induction Seminar 2016
Hungary – 60th Anniversary of Revolution Day – National Day
IMO – World Maritime Day
Indonesia – Independence Day
Macedonia – 25th Anniversary of Independence
Ukraine – 25th Anniversary of Independence
YDL – Black & White Ball

To purchase photos please contact our photographer Pierre de Villiers - photos@embassymagazine.com


Political violence on the rise according to new Risk Index
Political violence – which includes riots, strikes or civil unrest – has increased 56% from a year ago, according to the...

No deal risk for EU talks
The risk of Britain crashing out of the EU with no deal and no agreement on migrants  should be taken seriously, Mark Leonard, co-founder...


Supporting bereaved families
The recent terrorist attacks stressed the importance of bereavement training  for consuls and the police. Sue Ackerman outlines the...


In search of leadership
The issue of leadership has dominated the British elction, so the presentation given by veteran broadcaster, Jon Snow of Channel 4...

Analysing the British election
Members of the Diplomatic Press Attaché Association of London gathered at the Embassy of Serbia to hear the insights of New York Times...

Identity politics makes flag waving popular again
Flags have always been important in diplomacy  but in the era of identity politics, flag waving is fashionable again, journalist and author...

God of small things
Heads of Mission joined Bolivian Ambassador Mr Roberto Calzadilla to celebrate Alasitas, Bolivia’s festival of miniatures, at the Lord Mayor...

Media and inter-faith dialogue
The Embassy of Albania held a panel discussion with Albanian academic Dr Gëzim Alpion and Mr Aaqil Ahmed (right), former head...

Convention to curb illicit antiquities trade
Heads of mission joined Cyprus High Commissioner Euripides Evriviades at a meeting in Parliament to hear about the Nicosia Convention...


Bomb scare at new US Embassy
The Bomb Squad carried out a controlled explosion outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms after two suspicious vehicles were parked...

Julian Assange still in embassy
Swedish prosecutors have decided not to proceed with rape charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but he still faces arrest...

Europe wins Dunking Diplomats
The inaugural Dunking Diplomats charity basketball tournament was a slam-dunk, bringing 50 diplomats and their families from a dozen...

Downton Diplomacy
Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey...

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Embassy Management Seminar 2018

Date: Friday 11 May 2018
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Embassy Education Conference 2018
Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018
From: TBC
Venue: TBC

This must-attend event brings together diplomats with international officers at Britain’s top universities and schools to exchange views on important issues affecting global education. FREE entry for diplomats.

11th Annual Embassy Induction Seminar for newly arrived diplomats and their families 2018

Date: Friday 19 October 2018
From: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: No 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

The Embassy Induction Seminar is an essential introduction to diplomacy in London and is FREE for newly-arrived diplomats and their families.

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Embassy Consular Conference 2019 Helping consuls help their citizens

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The Embassy Consular Conference aims to help consuls under pressure. If you are a Consul this event is a must for you and it is totally FREE.

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