Andrew Dalgleish became the eighth Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Croatia on Tuesday the 12th of July when he handed over his credentials to President of the Republic of Croatian Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.
Ambassador Dalgleish was previously the Deputy Ambassador and Director of UKTI's (Office of Trade and Investment) at the British Embassy in Seoul, South Korea from 2011 to 2015.
And now the new Ambassador has taken to social media to deliver a message on the relations between the UK and Croatia. “It is an honour that in the next four years I will represent the British Government in this beautiful and interesting country,” states Ambassador Dalgleish in fluent Croatian at the beginning of the short video, before moving onto English. Adding that over the past few months he has not only been studying the language but also the history and culture of Croatia.
Dalgleish has held a number of posts, including in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 where he served as the head of strategy for the European Union. “This is my first job as an Ambassador, for me this means looking to the future, what can we achieve together what are the opportunities ahead?” said Dalgleish.
Ambassador Dalgleish succeeds Mr David Slinn, who has retired from the Diplomatic Service.