Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador to the
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
I have today announced the appointment of
Mr Charles Stuart as Australian Ambassador to the Federal Republic
of Yugoslavia with non-resident accreditation to Romania. Mr
Stuart replaces Mr Chris Lamb, who has been Ambassador since
Mr Stuart is expected to take up his appointment
Australia's relationship with the countries
of accreditation is based on community ties and commercial links.
Australia has been represented in Belgrade since 1967 and has
maintained non-resident representation in Romania since 1970.
In recognition of Romania's position as Australia's most important
export market in Eastern Europe, the Minister for Trade, the
Hon Mark Vaile MP, opened a new Consulate-General and Austrade
Office in Bucharest in October 1999.
Mr Stuart, a senior career officer with the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, was Australia's High
Commissioner to Bangladesh from 1996 to 1999. His most recent
assignment was as Director, East Europe, Russia and Central Asia
Section. He was Counsellor (Political) at the Australian Mission
to the European Union from 1993 to 1996 and Counsellor (Political)
at the Australian High Commission in London from 1985 to 1988.
He has also served in Singapore, Vienna and Dar es Salaam.
Mr Stuart was born in Canberra in 1942 and
has a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Oxford. He is
married with two daughters.