Diplomatic Appointment

Published: Wednesday, 11/23/2005 12:00 am EST

Canada has a new ambassador to Poland. David Preston, a career diplomatic who has been in the service for over 30 years is Canada's new man in Warsaw. He replaces Ralph Lysyshyn. Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew made the announcement on Nov. 17. Mr. Preston has served in Accra, Jakarta, Canberra and was Canada's High Commissioner to Bangladesh. In Ottawa, he has been a desk officer for the Anglophone Africa Desk and Southeast Asia divisions. In addition, he has been deputy director for Japan relations as well as director for the U.S. Transboundary Relations Division. Recently he completed an assignment as Director General of Central, East and South Europe Bureau.

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