Zambia / Côte d'Ivoire / Sweden / New Ambassadors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 28, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following ambassadors will present their letters of credence to HM The King on Wednesday 28 March 2012.
The newly appointed ambassador from Zambia, Edith Mutale, was born in 1948 and graduated in theology from the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Canada, in 1993.
Ambassador Mutale worked as a primary school teacher in 1966-1981, and after studying theology, she has been involved in the activities of the Christian Church, especially in social issues. Since 2004, she has been active as a Methodist minister and head of the Redeemed Methodist Church, and since 2006 has held a senior position as the Church's spiritual leader.
The newly appointed ambassador from the Côte d'Ivoire, Mina Maria Laurent Baldé (concurrently accredited from Copenhagen), was born in 1950 and has served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1974. She was appointed Ambassador in Copenhagen in October 2011, and has previously held the following posts:
2008-2010 Head of the Communications Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005-2008 Technical advisor at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2000-2005 Counsellor responsible for international organisations at the Embassy in the United Kingdom.