Kiribati appoints new head of missions in Fiji and Taiwan

Kiribati President Taneti Maamau. Picture: RADIO NZ

TARAWA (RADIO KIRIBATI) — Kiribati Head of State President Taneti Maamau has appointed two new Heads of Missions for the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Fiji.

Tessie Eria Lambourne, who most recently held the position of Secretary to Cabinet, has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of China (Taiwan). Lambourne is the second Ambassador to Taiwan after her predecessor, Teekoa Iuta completed her term in May 2018.

David Ateti Teaabo is the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Kiribati to the Republic of Fiji. Teaabo is the fourth High Commissioner to Fiji and he replaces Ambassador Reteta Nikuata Rimon.

The Government is confident that with the wealth of knowledge, skills and diplomatic experience, the two new heads of missions will continue the great work that both former Heads of Missions have delivered in strengthening the diplomatic relations that exist between Kiribati and their respective host countries and promoting Kiribati’s national interests.

The two new Heads of Missions who both have left Tarawa will serve a term of four years.

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