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IMO honours Koji Sekimizu

The 2016 International Maritime Prize for 2016 was awarded to Mr Koji Sekimizu, former Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for his contribution…

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IMO Chief calls for ambitious reforms

IMO Secretary-General Kitack set out a bold five-year strategic direction and vision at organisation’s 30th Assembly session, the largest-ever gathering at IMO headquarters. Addressing a…

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IMO Council elections hard fought

Months of intense campaigning came to a  climax at historic elections for the International Maritime Organization Council, where seats in all three categories were contested…

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UAE Embassy moves to Belgravia

The red carpet was rolled out for UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, FCO Middle East Minister the Rt Hon Alistair…

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New FCO Director of Protocol

Mr Neil Holland has been appointed Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office. Prior to this appointment, Mr Holland served as Deputy Head of Mission…

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Czech Embassy reopens in style

The Czech Embassy in Notting Hill was transformed into a light installation and all-sensory showcase of the best of Czech, to toast its reopening after…

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The Ice Cube cometh – at last!

Long-awaited plans for the opening of the spectacular billion-dollar US Embassy in Nine Elms were revealed when US Ambassador Woody Johnson announced on Twitter that…

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Downton Diplomacy

Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon (the real Lady…

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Europe wins Dunking Diplomats

The inaugural Dunking Diplomats charity basketball tournament was a slam-dunk, bringing 50 diplomats and their families from a dozen nations together and raising £10,000 for…

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Chinese Astrological Calendar, 2017

According to the Chinese Astrological Calendar, 2017 marks the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese sages say this means a “new awakening” and the…

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