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Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Djibouti: Vinay Talwar

Mr Vinay Talwar has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti

Mr Vinay Talwar has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti in succession to Ms Jo McPhail who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Talwar will take up his appointment during April 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Vinay Talwar

Year Role
2022 to 2023 Dublin, Head of Economic Team
2021 to 2022 Strasbourg, École Nationale d’Administration, FCDO and French Government Scholarship: MA in International Relations & Public Administration
2020 to 2021 Paris, Head of Communications
2020 Lima, Crisis Manager and Acting Deputy Head of Mission
2019 to 2020 Khartoum, Political Counsellor
2018 to 2019 Auckland, South Pacific Islands Project Lead
2018 UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (UKMIS Geneva), First Secretary, Migration
2015 to 2018 Nouakchott, Head, UK Embassy Office
2013 to 2015 House of Commons, Second Clerk, Select Committee for Energy and Climate Change
2013 Yangon, Acting Head, Political Team
2011 to 2013 FCO, Head, NSC Emerging Powers Team, Policy Unit
2010 to 2011 Delhi, Political Officer, Climate Change and Energy Unit
2009 to 2010 Juba, Head of British Embassy Office
2009 Brussels, United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, Press Officer
2008 UK Permanent Representation to the United Nations New York, UNGA Team Leader, Second Secretary 5th Committee
2006 to 2008 Guatemala City, Second Secretary Political (covering Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador)
2006 Full Time Language Training (Spanish)
2005 to 2006 UK Trade and Industry, Attaché, Overseas Attachment Scheme (OATS), New York
2004 to 2005 FCO, Head, Forced Marriage Unit, Consular Directorate
2003 to 2004 Joined FCO, Desk Officer, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia

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Published 24 January 2023