High Commissioner Richard Mann and Air Vice-Marshal Mike Yardley, Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, met with Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ambassador Anil Sooklal today.
The High Commission would like to advise New Zealanders travelling to or from South Africa to be aware of new regulations for travel in South Africa. Failure to become familiar with these new regulations could have significant consequences on planned travel.
Zambian businessman Mark O’Donnell has been inaugurated as New Zealand’s first Honorary Consul in Lusaka in a ceremony hosted by High Commissioner Richard Mann. Mark’s jurisdiction covers the whole country. He is a well-known and respected businessman with interests in hotels, supermarkets and other sectors. Mark is also Chairman of the Zambian Tourism Authority. We welcome Mark to our network of diplomatic representation in southern Africa.
Richard Mann became the first New Zealand Ambassador accredited to the Republic of Angola when he presented credentials to President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in Luanda on 4 October 2013. The ceremony at the Presidential Palace involved national anthems, inspection of the guard of honour and a short friendly conversation with President Dos Santos.