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New British Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

The new British Ambassador to the republic of Moldova, Mr Phil Batson, presented his credentials to the President of Moldova, Mr Nicolae Timofti on Tuesday 23 April 2013.

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British Ambassador to Moldova Mr Phil Batson presents his credentials
British Ambassador Mr Phil Batson (left) presents his credentials to the President of Moldova, Mr Nicolae Timofti

Mr Batson succeeds Mr Keith Shannon who was ambassador from 2009 to 2013.

Mr Batson joined the FCO in 1987. He has carried out a variety of roles both in the FCO and overseas, but with a particular focus on governance and human rights issues. His most recent role included preparing the FCO’s contingency plans for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

On his appointment Mr Batson said:

I feel very privileged to have been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. I am greatly looking forward to representing the United Kingdom, to promoting Britain in Moldova and furthering our shared interests.

Published 24 April 2013