On Monday, Mr Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, received, at a luncheon at the Hotel Hermitage, three new ambassadors: HE Ms Ambika Devi Luintel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; HE Mr Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo Verduzco, Ambassador Extraordinary; and Plenipotentiary of Mexico and HE Mr Luca Niculescu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania, who presented, in the morning, their letters of appointment to HSH the Sovereign Prince.
HE Ms Ambika Devi Luintel joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 as Section Head of Quality and began her career as a Desk Officer for the Division of Southeast Asia and the Pacific until 1988. Promoted to Vice-Secretary in 2002, she was responsible for the Europe-America Division until May 2011. After being assigned to the Deputy Secretary post, she became responsible for Northeast and Southeast Asia
After several years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) where he successively held the positions of Director for Western Europe, Adviser to the Minister, and Chief of Staff, Mr Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo Verduzco was named Counsellor for Humanitarian Affairs and disarmament at the permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva in 1995. In 1998 he became Minister, Deputy representative of Mexico to the organisation of American States. In 2006, he returned to the MEA as State Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights.
A journalist and editor from 2000 at RFI Romania, HE Mr Luca Niculescu produces the programme “Foreign Affairs” on the Money Channel and other issues on the first channel of Romania’s public service TVR1, including “Europe is watching us” and “No Borders”. He is a permanent correspondent of many French media outlets.