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British Ambassador takes up post in Chile

British Ambassador Fiona Clouder makes first call in taking up post in Chile.

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Ms Fiona Clouder and Director of Protocol of the Chilean MFA, Mr James Sinclair.

Ms Fiona Clouder and Director of Protocol of the Chilean MFA, Mr James Sinclair.

The new British Ambassador, Ms Fiona Clouder, called yesterday on the Director of Protocol of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr James Sinclair, taking up her role as Head of Mission in Santiago.

For the past two years, Fiona led the FCO’s strategy on Latin America and work on bilateral relations with South America in her role as Deputy Head Americas. Before that, she worked on migration issues after having been posted to India as Director of Corporate Services. Ambassador Clouder joined the FCO in 2001 to lead the FCO’s work on Science and Innovation, building on her previous role in international science policy in the Research Councils (the British equivalent of Conicyt.)

In taking up her new role in Chile, she will focus on forging relations with the new government. She also sees many opportunities to further build relations particularly in the areas of trade and investment, science and innovation, and education.

Regarding her appointment, Ms Clouder said:

I am delighted to be the new Ambassador to Chile. I look forward to furthering relations with Chile, one of the most important countries in the region, and a country with which the UK has strong historical ties. Today, these relations are very productive and present both our countries with major opportunities to develop new partnerships to the mutual benefit of both Chile and the UK.

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Published 13 February 2014