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Modi visit spurred electric momentum, says new envoy

Modi visit spurred electric momentum, says new envoy

New heads of mission from India, Costa Rica hit the ground running.


Real men wear Hello Kitty

New Japanese ambassador is an expert in sake, manga and cosplay.


Barbados envoy brings summer to Ottawa

But Afghan envoy is left in the cold.


Kenya high commissioner: Tourism fights terrorism

New envoy says travel advisories warning tourists away from certain areas 'can be counter-productive.'


Czech out the art

The new Czech ambassador, also a children's book author, plans to open an art gallery as part of an economic and cultural diplomacy agenda at his first posting outside Europe.


First embassy of Chad in Canada finally open for business

Previous ambassador to the US and Canada returns in new role as first resident Chadian ambassador to Canada.


India, Kenya, Algeria get new heads of mission

Canada appoints chief reps to New Zealand, Shanghai.


Trade talks with Thailand on pause: New Thai envoy

Vijavat Isarabhakdi says Canada wants to wait until Thai elections.


Seeking the ‘human context’ in diplomacy

South Korea's ambassador, set to retire back to Seoul, reflects on his 36-year diplomatic career.


Japan’s ambassador takes Middle East, energy smarts to Saudi Arabia

Norihiro Okuda headed there as his country faces security threats in the region.


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