List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Zimbabwe

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The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Zimbabwe is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Zimbabwe, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Harare.

Zimbabwe (formerly the Republic of Rhodesia) became an independent nation in 1980 following the Lancaster House Agreement on 21 December 1979. Initially Zimbabwe was a member of the British Commonwealth so the UK's diplomatic representatives were High Commissioners. Zimbabwe withdrew from the Commonwealth in 2003, since when the UK's representatives have been Ambassadors.

Emmerson Mnagagwa, the President of Zimbabwe has stated that Zimbabwe will seek a return to its membership of the Commonwealth during 2018, following in the footsteps of The Gambia, which returned to its status as a Commonwealth republic on 8 February 2018. If this does occur, then the UK's head of mission in Zimbabwe will again be a High Commissioner.

List of Heads of Mission

High Commissioners

Ambassadors

Controversy

Ambassador Pocock, along with other foreign diplomats, was seized and threatened by Zimbabwe police briefly on 13 May 2008 while they tried to investigate violence against Zimbabwe’s rural population since the March 2008 elections.[15]

References

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  2. ^ "EWANS, Sir Martin Kenneth". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  3. ^ "MELHUISH, Sir (Michael) Ramsay". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  4. ^ "PRENDERGAST, Sir (Walter) Kieran". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  5. ^ "DALES, Sir Richard (Nigel)". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  6. ^ "WILLIAMS, Martin John". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  7. ^ "LONGWORTH, Peter". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  8. ^ "LONGWORTH, Peter". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  9. ^ "PULLEN, Dr Roderick Allen". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  10. ^ "POCOCK, Dr Andrew John". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  11. ^ "CANNING, Mark". Who's Who 2013. A & C Black. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  12. ^ "UK in Zimbabwe – Our Ambassador". British Embassy Harare. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  13. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Zimbabwe". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 23 July 2014.
  14. ^ "New UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe presents her credentials at State House". Bulawayo 24 News. 3 January 2019.
  15. ^ Ambassador Andrew Pocock seized as he investigates violence in Zimbabwe - Times Online

External links

  • UK and Zimbabwe, gov.uk

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