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New foreign ambassadors take up posts

President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday received six new foreign ambassadors presenting their credentials to take up posts of their diplomatic missions in Laos.
The ambassadors are Mr Ahmet Idem Akay from Turkey, Mr Jean Bernard Carrasco from Australia, Mr Shin Sung-soon from the Republic of Korea, Mr Emillo De Miguel Calabia from Spain, Ms Eva Hager from Austria, and Mr Waldemar Dubaniowski from Poland.
Laos established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Turkey on June 20, 1958, with the Commonwealth of Australia on January 16, 1952, with the Republic of Korea on October 25, 1995, with the Kingdom of Spain on March 20, 1964, with Austria on September 1, 1967, and with Poland on September 8, 1962.
Before taking this post in Laos, Ambassador of Turkey, Mr Ahmet Idem Akay worked as a First Advisor and Deputy Head of the Embassy of Turkey in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr Jean Bernard Carrasco has worked as Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Strategies at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.
Ambassador Shin Sung-soon has worked as Visiting Professor at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul.
Before taking this mission in Laos, Mr Emillo De Miguel Calabia was Ambassador to Thailand.
Ms Eva Hager was Ambassador to Mexico, and Mr Waldemar Dubaniowski is a former member of the National Broadcasting Council, and the Head of Cabinet, and Secretary of State in the Office of the President of Poland. He was also Polish Ambassador in Singapore.

By Times Reporters
(Latest Update
February 13,

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