Month: October 2017

H.E. Mr Marcus Cornaro, 
Representative of the European Union

Embassy Direct: On 7 February 1992 the Treaty of Maastricht was signed, solidifying the European Union. Representing this entity in South Africa today, we sit down with His Excellency Marcus Cornaro, High Commissioner of the European Union to South Africa. How are you, Ambassador? H.E. Mr Cornado: It’s a pleasure to be here, and to speak a bit about Europe and South Africa. As Ambassador of the European Union to South Africa, how would you define your diplomatic tour in the region? Are there moments or events that stand out? The last 15 months that I’ve been here have...

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H. E. Mr Adam McCarthy, 
Australia

In 2016, Stats SA revealed that the largest percentage of people migrating from South Africa chose Australia as their destination, at 26%. High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Adam McCarthy, divulges some of the similarities between our two beautiful countries, from extraordinary landscapes to a rich, vibrant and diverse culture. That’s not to mention our friendly rivalry on the sporting ground. Embassy Direct: Your Excellency, as the Australian High Commissioner accredited to seven countries in Southern Africa – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, as well as to the SADC (Southern African Development Community) –...

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