Samuel Thomas was appointed Her Majesty’s first ever resident Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in May 2018.
Samuel has worked in the public and private sector, focusing on energy, trade and terrorism. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2009 to work on UN Security Council policy, before moving to the Middle East and North Africa Directorate. He has previously served overseas in Tripoli, Moscow and Baghdad.
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British Ambassador to Mauritania
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.