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                                                     (UPDATED ON 03 FEBRUARY 2010)

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COUNTRY               HEAD OF STATE                  DATE OF      HEAD OF GOVERNMENT                 DATE OF     MINISTER OF FOREIGN           CAPITAL       COUNTRY’S
                                                     INAUGURA-    (PRIME MINISTER)                   APPOINT-    AFFAIRS                       CITY          AFFILIATION
                                                     TION                                            MENT                                                    TO REGIONAL,
                                                                                                                                                             ECENOMIC OR
                                                                                                                                                             TRADE
                                                                                                                                                             GROUPING
African Union (AU)                                                H E Mr Jean Ping                                                             Addis Ababa
                                                                  Chairperson of the African Union
                                                                  Commission
                                                                  HE Mr Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE
                                                                  President of the African Union
Islamic Republic of   HE Mr Hamid KARZAI             07/12/2004   HOS is also HOG                                Zalmay RASSOUL, Dr.           Kabul
Afghanistan
                      President                                                                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of           HE Mr Bamir TOPI               24/07/2007   HE Dr Sali BEISHA                              HE Mr Ilir META               Tirana
Albania
                      President                                   Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs


Democratic People’s   HE Mr Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA     27/04/1999   HE Mr Ahmed OUAYHIA                ?/05/2009   HE Mr Mourad MELDELCI         Algiers
Republic of Algeria
                      President                                   Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Principality of       HE Bishop Joan Enric VIVES I   12/05/2003   HE Mr Albert PINTAT                            HE Mrs Xavier ESPOT Miro      Andorra La
Andorra               SICILIA                                                                                                                  Vella
                       ( Co-Prince of Andorra)                            Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Letters to each Co-   HE Mr Nicolas SARKOZY
Prince)
                       (Co-Prince of Andorra)
Republic of Angola     HE Engineer José Eduardo DOS          10/09/1979   HE Mr Fernando Da Piedade Dias dos                HE Mr Assunção Afonso Dos          Luanda      SADC
                       SANTOS                                             Santos                                            Ânjos
                       President

Antigua and            (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)      17/07/2007   The Hon Winston Baldwin SPENCER      24/03/2004   The Hon Winston Baldwin            St John’s   CARICOM,
Barbuda                                                                                                                     SPENCER
                       Governor-General:                                  (Prime Minister and Minister of                                                                  ECLAC, OAS,
                                                                          Labour)                                           (Minister of Tourism, External                 OECS
                       HE Ms Louise A LAKE-TACK, GCMG,                                                                      Affairs, International
                       DStJ                                                                                                 Transportation and Trade)
Argentine Republic     HE Dr Cristina E FERNÁNDEZ DE         10/12/2007   HOS is also HOG                                   HE Ambassador Jorge Taiana         Buenos
                       KIRCHNER                                                                                                                                Aires
                                                                                                                            (Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                       (President of the Argentine Nation)                                                                  International Trade and
                                                                                                                            Worship)
Republic of Armenia    HE Mr Serzh SARGSYAN                  09/04/2008   HE Mr Tigran SARGSYAN                09/04/2008   HE Mr Eduard Nalbandian            Yerevan
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
Commonwealth of        (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)      03/12/2007   The Hon Mr Kevin Michael RUDD, MP                 HE Mr Stephen Francis              Canberra
Australia                                                                                                                   SMITH, MP
                       Governor-General:                                  Prime Minister
                                                                                                                            Minister of Foreign Affairs
                       Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Republic of Austria    HE Dr Heinz FISCHER                   08/07/2004   HE Mr. Werner FAYMAN                 2/12/2008    HE Dr Michael                      Vienna      EU, WTO,
                                                                                                                            SPINDELEGGER                                   WCO, OPCW,
                       President                                          Federal Chancellor                                                                               Montreal
                                                                                                                            Federal Minister of European                   Protocol, OECD,
                                                                                                                            and International Affairs                      Wassenaar
                                                                                                                                                                           Arrangement,
                                                                                                                                                                           Nuclear Supplier
                                                                                                                                                                           Group, Missile
                                                                                                                                                                           Technology
                                                                                                                                                                           Control Regime,
                                                                                                                                                                           Zangger
                                                                                                                                                                           Committee
Republic of            HE Mr Ilham Heydar oglu ALIYEV        31/10/2003   HE Mr Artur Tahir oglu RASIZADE                   HE Mr Elmar Maharram oglu          Baku
Azerbaijan                                                                                                                  MAMMADYAROV
                                                                                                                            Minister of foreign Affairs
                       President                                          Prime Minister
The Commonwealth       (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)      01/02/2006   The Hon Mr Hubert INGRAHAM           04/05/2007   HE Mr Brent SYMONETTE              Nassau      CARICOM
of the Bahamas
                       Governor-General:                                  Prime Minister                                    (Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                            the Public Service)
                       H.E. The Hon. Arthur Dion Hanna
Kingdom of Bahrain     His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al     06/03/1999   His Highness Khalifa bin Salman AL   1971         HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed         Manama      ABEDA,
                       Khalifa                                            KHALIFA                                           bin Mohamed AL KHALIFA                         AFESD, AFEDS,
                                                                                                                                                                           AL, AMF,
                       King of Bahrain                                    Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                              CCASG, FAO,
                                                                                                                                                                              G-77, GCC,
                                                                                                                                                                              IBRD, ICAO,
                                                                                                                                                                              ICC, IDB, IFC,
                                                                                                                                                                              ILO, IMF, IMO,
                                                                                                                                                                              IOC, ITU, MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                                              NAM, OAPEC,
                                                                                                                                                                              IOC, UN,
                                                                                                                                                                              UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                              UNHCR,
                                                                                                                                                                              UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                              UNHRC, UNIDO
                                                                                                                                                                              UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                              WHO,WMO,
                                                                                                                                                                              UNWTO, WTO,
                                                                                                                                                                              WIPO, CAEU,
                                                                                                                                                                              Interpol.
People’s Republic of   HE Mr Zillur RAHMAN                        12/02/2009   Her E Begum Khaleda ZIA                        HE Mr M Morshed Khan, MP           Dhaka        SAARC, NAM,
Bangladesh                                                                                                                                                                    IOR, ARCH
                       President


Barbados               (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)           01/06/1996   The Hon Mr David THOMPSON, QC,    16/01/2008   Sen. The Hon Maxine                Bridgetown   CARICOM
                                                                               MP                                             McLEAN
                       Governor-General:
                                                                               Prime Minister                                 (Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                       Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, GCM,                                                                   Foreign Trade)
                       CHB, KA, GCMG
Republic of Belarus    HE Mr Aleksander LUKASHENKO                20/07/1994   HE Dr Sergei Sidorsky                          HE Mr Sergei Nikolayevich          Minsk
                                                                                                                              Martynov
                       President
Kingdom of Belgium     His Majesty, King Albert II, King of the   09/08/1993   HE Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY           30/12/2008   HE Mr Karel DE GUCHT               Brussels     EU, UN
                       Belgians
                                                                               Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Belize                 (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)           17/11/1993   The Hon Mr Dean BARROW            08/02/2008   The Hon Wilfred Elrington          Belmopan     CARICOM
                       Governor-General:                                       (Prime Minister and Minister of                Attorney General
                                                                               Finance)
                       HE Sir Colville Norbert Young, GCMG,                                                                   (Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                       MBE,MBA                                                                                                Foreign Trade)
Republic of Benin      HE Dr Thomas YAYI Boni                     06/04/2006   HOS is also HOG                                HE Mr Jean-Marie EHOUZOU           Cotonou
                       President                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affaisr,
                                                                                                                              African Integration and
                                                                                                                              Francophone and Beninese
                                                                                                                              Diasporas
The Kingdom of         His Majesty King Jigme Khesar              14/12/2006   HE Mr Jigme Y THINLEY                          HE Mr Lyonpo Jigme                 Thimphu      SAARC, NAM
Bhutan                 Namgyel WANGCHUCK                                                                                      THINLEY
                       Head of State
                                                                               Prime Minister
Republic of Bolivia    HE Mr Juan Evo MORALES                     22/01/2006   HOS is also HOG                                HE Mr David                        La Paz
                                                                                                                              CHOQUEHUANCA
                       President
                                                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bosnia and             H E Mr Nebojša RADMANOVIĆ               06/11/2006   HE Mr Nikola SPIRIC                 HE Mr Sven ALKALAJ                 Sarajevo      BIS, CE,
Herzegovina                                                                                                                                                      CEI,EBRD,
                       Chair of the Presidency of Bosnia and                Prime Minister                      Minister of Foreign Affairs                      FAO, G-77,
                       Herzegovina (tenure ends Feb 2008)                                                                                                        IAEA, IBRD,
                       Dr Haris Silajdžić, Member of the                                                                                                         ICAO, ICCt,
                       Presidency (will become Chairman of                                                                                                       ICRM, IDA,
                       the Presidency in February 2008)                                                                                                          IFAD, IFC ,
                                                                                                                                                                 IFRCS, ILO,
                       Mr Nebojša RADMANOVIĆ, Member                                                                                                             IMF, IMO,
                       of the Presidency                                                                                                                         Interpol, IOC,
                                                                                                                                                                 IOM, IPU, ISO,
                       NB:                                                                                                                                       ITU, ITUC,
                       The members of the Presidency rotate                                                                                                      MIGA, MONIC,
                       every 8 months.                                                                                                                           OPCW, OSCE,
                                                                                                                                                                 NATO, SECI,
                                                                                                                                                                 UN, UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                 UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                 UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                                 UNMEE,
                                                                                                                                                                 UNWTO, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                 WHO, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                 WMO
Republic of            HE Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian           01/04/2008   HOS is also HOG                     The Hon Mr Phandu                  Gaborone      SADC
Botswana               KHAMA                                                                                    Skelemani
                       President                                                                                (Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                International Co-operation)
Federative Republic    HE Mr Luiz Inácio LULA DA SILVA         1/01/2003    HOS is also HOG                     HE Ambassador (Dr) Celso           Brasilia
of Brazil                                                                                                       Luiz Nunes AMORIM
                       President
                                                                                                                Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                (but: Dear Minister)
Brunei Darussalam      His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal        01/08/1968   HOS is also HOG                     His Royal Highness Prince          Bandar Seri
                       Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, Sultan                                                     Mohammed Bolkiah                   Begawan
Formal name is:        and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei
Negara Brunei          Darussalam
Darussalam
Republic of Bulgaria   HE Mr Georgi PARVANOV                   19/01/2007   HE Mr Boyko BORISSOV   27/07/2009   HE MS Rumiana JELEVA               Sofia         ACCT, Australia
                                                                                                                                                                 Group, BIS,
                       President                                            Prime Minister                      Deputy Prime Minister and                        BSEC,CE,
                                                                                                                Minister of Foreign Affairs                      CEI,CERN,
                                                                                                                                                                 EAPC, EBRD,
                                                                                                                                                                 EIB, EU,
                                                                                                                                                                 FAO,G-9,
                                                                                                                                                                 IAEA,IBRD, EIB,
Burkina Faso           HE Mr Blaise COMPAORÉ                   15/10/1986   HE Mr Tertius ZONGO                 HE Bedouma Alain Yoda              Ouagadoug
                                                                                                                                                   ou
                       President                                            Prime Minister                      Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                Regional Co-operation
Republic of Burundi    HE Mr Pierre NKURUNZIZA                 26/08/2005   HOS is also HOG                     HE Dr Ausustin NSANZE              Bujumbura
                       President                                                                                Minister of External Affairs and
                                                                                                                International Co-operation
Kingdom of             His Majesty Samdech Preah             14/10/2004   HE Mr Hun Sen                                    HE Mr HOR Namhong                  Phnom
Cambodia               Baromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI                                                                                                            Penh
                                                                                                                           (Deputy Prime Minister and
                                                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                           International Co-operation)

Republic of            HE Mr Paul BIYA                       06/11/1982   HE Mr Yang PHILEMON                 30/06/2009   HE Mr Henri Eyebe AYISSI           Yaoundé     Economic
Cameroon                                                                                                                                                                  Community of
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                   Minister of State in charge of                 Central African
                                                                                                                           External Relations                             States (ECCAS)
Canada                 (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)      27/09/2005   HE Mr Stephen Joseph HARPER         06/02/2006   HE Mr Lawrence Cannon              Ottawa      North American
                                                                                                                                                                          Free Trade Area
                       Governor-General and Commander-in-                 Prime Minister                                   Min of Foreign Affairs                         (NAFTA) and
                       Chief of Canada,                                                                                                                                   North Atlantic
                       Her Excellency The Rt Hon Michaëlle                                                                                                                Treaty
                       Jean                                                                                                                                               Organisation (
                                                                                                                                                                          NATO)
Republic of Cape       HE Mr Pedro Verona RODRIGUES          22/03/2001   HE Mr José Maria PEREIRA NEVES      01/02/2001   HE Mr Victor Manuel Barbosa        Praia       AfDB, ECOWAS
Verde                  PIRES                                                                                               BORGES                                         G-77, ICAO,
                                                                          Prime Minister                                                                                  IDA, IFAD, IFC,
                       President                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs, Co-               ILO, IMF, IOC,
                                                                                                                           operation and the International                IOM, IPU, ITU,
                                                                                                                           Community                                      ITUC, MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                                          NAM, OIF,
                                                                                                                                                                          OPCW,
                                                                                                                                                                          UNWTO, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                          WIPO, WMO,
                                                                                                                                                                          WTO
Central African        HE Mr Francois BOZIZE                 15/03/2003   HE Prof Faustin-Archange Touadera   19/01/2009   HE Mr Kombo Yaya                   Bangui      Economic
Republic               Yangouvonda                                                                                         Dieudonne                                      Community of
                                                                          Prime Minister                                                                                  Central African
                       President                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs,                   States (ECCAS)
                                                                                                                           Regional Integration and
                                                                                                                           Francophonie
Republic of Chad       HE Mr Idriss DÉBY Itno                04/12/1990   HE Mr Youssouf Saleh ABBAS          16/04/2008   HE Mr Moussa Faki                  N’Djaména   AU, AFDB,
                                                                                                                           MAHAMAT                                        BDEAC, CEN-
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                                                                  SAD, CEMAC
                                                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Relations

Republic of Chile      HE Dr Michelle BACHELET Jeria (Ms)    11/03/2006   HOS is also HOG                                  HE Mr Alejandro FOXLEY             Santiago
                                                                                                                           Rioseco
                                                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs
                       President
People’s Republic of   HE Mr HU Jintao                       15/11/2002   HE Mr WEN Jiabao                                 HE Mr YANG Jiechi                  Beijing
China
                       President                                          Premier                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of            HE Mr Alvaro URIBE Vélez              07/08/2002   HOS is also HOG                                  HE Jaime BERMÚDEZ                  Bogota
Colombia                                                                                                                   Merizalde
                       President
                                                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs
Union of Comoros       HE Mr Ahmed Abdullah Mohamed          26/05/2006   HE Mr Idi Nadhoim                                HE Mr Ahmen Ben Said Jaffer        Moroni
                       SAMBI
                        President                                            Deputy President                                  (Minister of External Relations,
                                                                                                                               Co-operation in charge of the
                                                                             (also in charge of Transport, Post,               Diaspora, Francophone and
                                                                             Telecommunication, Tourism and                    Arab World )
                                                                             Communication)


Republic of Congo       HE Mr Denis Sassou N’GUESSO             25/10/1997   HOS is also HoG                                   HE Mr Basile IKOUEBE               Brazzaville
                        President                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                               Francophonie

Cook Islands            (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)        14/12/2009   The Hon Mr Jim MARURAI                            The Hon Wilkie Rasmussen           Avarua
                        Queen’s Representative in Cook                       Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                        Islands::                                                                                              Immigration
(Self-governing state                                                        (Salution: Dear Prime Minister)
in free association     HE Sir Frederick Goodwin, KBE
with New Zealand)
                        (Salution: Your Excellency)
Republic of Costa       HE Dr Oscar Arias SÁNCHEZ               08/05/2006   HOS is also HOG                                   HE Sr Bruno Stagno UGARTE          San José
Rica
                        President                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Côte        HE MR LAURENT GBAGBO                    26/10/2000   HE Mr Guillaume SORO                              HE Mr Youssouf Bakayoko            Abidjan
d’Ivoire
                        President                                            Prime Minister                                    Minister of State, Minister of
                                                                                                                               Foreign Affairs
Republic of Croatia     HE MR Stjepan MESIĆ                     12/02/2000   HE Ms Jadranka KOSOR                  6/07/2009   HE Mr. Gordan Jandroković          Zagreb
                        President                                            Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                               European Integration
Republic of Cuba        HE Mr Raúl Castro Ruz                   24/02/2008   HE Mr Raúl Castro Ruz                             HE Mr Bruno Rodriguez              Havana
                                                                                                                               PARILLA
                        President of the Council of State and
                        of the Government of the Republic of
                        Cuba
Republic of Cyprus      HE Mr. Demetris CHRISTOFIAS             28/02/2008   HOS is also HOG                                   HE Mr Markos Kyprianou             Nicosia       AG, CE, EBRD,
                                                                                                                                                                                EIB, EU, FAO,
                        President                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs                      IAEA, IBRD,
                                                                                                                                                                                ICAO, ICC, ICCt
                                                                                                                                                                                IDA, IFAD, IFC,
                                                                                                                                                                                IHO,ILO, IMF,
                                                                                                                                                                                IMO, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                                IOC, IOM IPU,
                                                                                                                                                                                ISO, ITU, ITUC,
                                                                                                                                                                                MIGA, NSG, IOF
                                                                                                                                                                                OPCW, OSCE,
                                                                                                                                                                                PCA, UN, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                                WCL, WCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                WFTU, WHO,
                                                                                                                                                                                WIPO, WMO,
                                                                                                                                                                                WTO
Czech Republic          HE Mr Václav KLAUS                      07/03/2003   HE Mr Mirek TOPOLÁNEK                             HE Mr Karel                        Prague
                                                                                                                               KSCHWARZENBERG
                        President                                            Prime Minister
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs

Democratic Republic    HE Mr Joseph KABILA Kabange      6/12/2006    HE Mr Adolphe MUZITO                25/10/2008   Mr. Alexis THAMBWE              Kinshasa     ECCAS,
of the Congo                                                                                                          MWAMBA                                       CEMAC5,
                       President                                     Prime Minister                                                                                SADC,
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs                  COMESA,
                                                                                                                                                                   ECGLR


Kingdom of             Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II   14/01/1972   HE Mr Lars Løkke RASMUSSEN          05/04/2009   HE Mr Per Stig MOLLER           Copenhagen   EU – with opt-
Denmark                                                                                                                                                            outs pertaining
                                                                     Prime Minister                                   Minister of Foreign Affairs                  to justice

Republic of Djibouti   HE Mr Ismael Omar GUELLEH        08/05/1999   HE Mr Dileita Mohamed Dileita ???                HE Mr Mahamoud Ali              Djibouti
                                                                                                                      YOUSSOUF
                       President
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                      Interna-tional Co-operation
                                                                                                                      and Paliamentary Relations
Commonwealth of        HE Dr Nicholas Joseph Orville    02/10/2003   The Hon Roosevelt SKERRITT          08/01/2004   The Hon Vince HENDERSON         Roseau       CARICOM
Dominica               LIVERPOOL, DAH
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                       President                                                                                      Trade and Marketing


Dominican Republic     HE Mr Leonel FERNÁNDEZ Reyna     16/08/2004   HOS is also HOG                                  HE Mr Carlos Morales            Santo
                                                                                                                      Troncoso                        Domingo
                       President



East Timor             HE Mr José RAMOS-HORTA           17/04/2008   HE Dr José Ramos-Horta                           HE Mr José Luis                 Dili
                       President                                     (Prime Minister and Minister of
(Democratic                                                          Defence)
Republic of Timor
Loro sa’e) or
(Democratic                                                          Xanana Gusmao (Prime Minister of
Republic of Timor                                                    Timor Leste)
Leste)
Republic of Ecuador    HE Mr Rafael CORREA Delgado      15/01/2007   HOS is also HOG                                  HE Mrs María Fernando           Quito
                                                                                                                      ESPINOSA Garcés
                       President
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
Arab Republic of       HE Mr Mohamed Hosni MUBARAK      14/10/1981   HE Dr Ahmad NAZIF                   09/07/2004   HE Mr Ahmed Ali Aboul           Cairo        COMESA,
Egypt                                                                                                                 GHEIT                                        League of Arab
                                                                                                                                                                   States
                       President                                     Prime Minister
                                                                                                                      Minister of State for Foreign
                                                                                                                      Affairs
Republic of El         HE Mr Mauricio Funes CARTAGENA   01/06/2004   HOS is also HOG                                  HE Mr Hugo ROGER                San
Salvador                                                                                                                                              Salvador
                       President                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of            HE Teodoro Obiang NGUEMA              03/08/1979   H E Ignacio Milam Tang                            HE Mr Micha Ondo BILE            Malabo
Equatorial Guinea      MBASOGO
                                                                                                                            (Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                       President                                                                                            International Co-operation and
                                                                          Prime Minister                                    Francophony)
State of Eritrea       HE Mr Isaias AFEWERKI                 24/05/1993   HOS is also HOG                                   HE Mr Osman Saleh                Asmara
                                                                                                                            MOHAMMED
                       President
                                                                                                                            Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Estonia    HE Mr Toomas Hendrik ILVES            09/10/2006   HE Mr Andrus ANSIP                                HE Mr Urmas PAET                 Tallinn
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
Federal Democratic     HE Mr GIRMA Wolde-Giorgis             08/10/2001   HE Mr Meles ZENAWI                                HE Mr Seyoum MESFIN              Addis Ababa
Republic of Ethiopia
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
European Union                                                            HE Mr Janez Janša                                 HE Dr Javier Solana              Brussels
(EU)
                                                                          (President of the European                        (High Representative for the
                                                                          Commission)                                       Common Foreign and Security
                                                                                                                            Policy)
                                                                          (also Prime Minister of Slovenia)
                                                                                                                            Equivalent to Minister of
                                                                                                                            Foreign Affairs
                                                                          HE Mr Václav Klaus,
                                                                          President of the European Council
                                                                          (also President of the Republic of
                                                                          Czech Republic)
Republic of the Fiji   HE Ratu Josefa ILOILOVATU                          HE Commodore Voreqe                               The Hon Ratu Epeli               Suva
Islands                Uluivuda, CF, K.St.J., MBE, JP                     BAINIMARAMA                                       NAILATIKAU
                       President                                          Interim Prime Minister                            Interim Minister of Foreign
                                                                                                                            Affairs and External Trade
Republic of Finland    HE Ms Tarja Kaarina HALONEN           01/03/2000   HE Mr Matti VANHANEN                 19/04/2007   HE Mr Alexander STUBB            Helsinki      EFTA
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of France     HE Mr Nicolás SARKOZY                 16/05/2007   HE Mr François FILLON                17/05/2007   HE Mr Bernard KOUCHNER           Paris         EU, G8, Union
                                                                                                                                                                           of the
(also known as the     President of the French Republic                   Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs                    Mediterranean,
French Republic)                                                                                                                                                           NATO, OSCE,
                                                                                                                                                                           OECD
Republic of Gabon      HE Ms Rose Francine ROGOMBE                        HE Mr Jean Eyeghe NDONG.                          HE Mr Paul Toungi                Libreville
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                     Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                            Co-operation, Francophony
                                                                                                                            and Regional Integration
Republic of The        HE Sheik Prof Alhagi Dr Yahya         15/12/2006   HOS is also HOG                                   HE Dr Omar Alieu TOURAY          Banjul        ACP, AfDB,
Gambia                 Abdulaziz Jemus Jungkung JAMMEH                                                                                                                     ECOWAS, FAO,
                                                                                                                            Secretary of State for Foreign                 G-77, IDA, IDB,
                       President and Commander in Chief of                                                                  Affairs                                        IFAD, IFC,
                       the Armed Forces
                                                                                                                                                                              IFRCS, ILO,
                                                                                                                                                                              IMF, IOC, IOM,
                                                                                                                                                                              IPU, ITU, ITUC,
                                                                                                                                                                              MIGA, NAM,
                                                                                                                                                                              OIC, UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                              WIPO, WTO
Georgia               HE Mr Mikheil SAAKASHVILI          20/01/2008    HE Mr Nikoloz GILAURI                     06/02/2009   HE Mr Grigol VASHADZE             Tbilisi
                      President                                        Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Federal Republic of   HE Prof Dr Hörst KÖHLER            01/07/2004    HE Ms Angela Dorothea MERKEL              22/11/2005   HE Mr Frank-Walter                Berlin        WTO, EEC,
Germany                                                                                                                       STEINMEIER                                      ACP, CAC,
                      President                                        Chancellor                                                                                             EFTA, GSP,
                                                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs                     LDDC,
                                                                                                                                                                              OPC,CITES
Republic of Ghana     HE Mr John Atta MILLS              07/01/2009    HOS is also HOG                                        HE Mr Akwasi OSEI-ADJEI           Accra
                      President                                                                                               Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                              Regional Integration

Hellenic Republic     HE Mr Karolos PAPOULIAS            12/03/2005    HE Dr Kostas KARAMANLIS                                HE Mrs Dora BAKOYANNIS            Athens        Australia Group,
                                                                                                                                                                              BIS, BSEC, CE,
(also known as        President                                        Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs                     CERN, EAPC,
Greece)                                                                                                                                                                       EBRD, EIB,
                                                                                                                                                                              EMU, EU, FAO,
                                                                                                                                                                              IAEA, IBRD,
                                                                                                                                                                              ICAO, ICC,
                                                                                                                                                                              ICRM, IDA, IEA,
                                                                                                                                                                              IFAD, IFC,
                                                                                                                                                                              IFRCS, IHO,
                                                                                                                                                                              ILO, IMF, IMO,
                                                                                                                                                                              IMSO, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                              IOC, IOM, IPU,
                                                                                                                                                                              ISO, ITSO, ITU,
                                                                                                                                                                              ITUC, MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                                              MINURSO,
                                                                                                                                                                              NATO, NEA,
                                                                                                                                                                              NSG, OECD,
                                                                                                                                                                              OIF, OPCW,
                                                                                                                                                                              OSCE, PCA,
                                                                                                                                                                              SECI,UN,
                                                                                                                                                                              Schengen
                                                                                                                                                                              Convention,
                                                                                                                                                                              UPU WCO,
                                                                                                                                                                              WEU, WFTU,
                                                                                                                                                                              WHO, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                              WMO, WTO,
                                                                                                                                                                              Zangger
                                                                                                                                                                              Committee
Grenada               (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)   27//11/2008   The Hon Mr Tillman THOMAS                 09/07/2008   The Hon Peter David               St George’s   CARICOM
                      Governor-General                                 Prime Minister and Minister of National                Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                       Security, Information and Legal Affairs                Tourism
                      HE Sir Carlyle Glean, GCMG
Republic of           HE Mr Alvaro COLOM Caballeros      14/01/2008   HOS is also HOG                               HE Mr Haroldo RODAS               Guatemala
Guatemala                                                                                                           Melgar                            City
                      President
                                                                                                                    Minister of External Affairs
Republic of Guinea    HE Captain Moussa Dadis CAMARA     23/12/2008   HE Mr Kabiné KOMARA              30/12/2009   HE Alexandre Cécé LOUA            Conakry        ECOWAS
                      President                                       Prime Minister                                Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                    Cooperation, The African
                                                                                                                    Integration and Expatriate
                                                                                                                    Guineans
Republic of Guinea-   HE Mr Raimundo PEREIRA             03/03/2009   HE Mr Carlos GOMES JÚNIOR        2/01/2009    HE Mr Maria Adiatu DJALÓ          Bissau         UN, World Bank
Bissau                                                                                                              NANDIGNA                                         IMF, ADB,
                      Interim President                               Prime Minister                                                                                 ECOWAS,
                                                                                                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs,                     WAEMU, OIC,
                                                                                                                    International Co-operation and                   AU, NAM,
                                                                                                                    Communities                                      CILSS, G-77,
                                                                                                                                                                     ICAO, FAO,
                                                                                                                                                                     WHO
Republic of Guyana    HE Mr Bharrat JAGDEO               11/08/1999   HE Mr Sammuel HINDS              11/08/1999   The Hon Carolyn                   Georgetown     CARICOM
                                                                                                                    RODRIGUES-BIIRKETT, MP
                      President
                                                                                                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                    Trade and International
                                                                                                                    Cooperation
Republic of Haiti     HE Mr Rene Garcia PRÉVAL           14/05/2006   The Hon. Michele PIERRE-LOUISE                HE Alrich NICOLAS                 Port-au-       CARICOM
                                                                                                                                                      Prince
(queries to be        President                                       (Interim Prime Minister)                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
referred to desk)

Holy See              His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI     19/04/2005   His Eminence Cardinal Tarcisio                HE Archbishop Dominique           Vatican City
                                                                      BERTONE                                       MAMBERTI
                                                                      Secretary of State                            Secretary for Relations with
                                                                                                                    States
Republic of           HE Mr José Manuel ZELAYA Rosales   27/01/2006   HOS is also HOG                               HE Sir Edmundo Orellana           Tegucigalpa
Honduras                                                                                                            MERCADO
                      President
                                                                                                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Hungary   HE Dr László SÓLYOM                05/08/2005   HE Mr Gordon BAJNAI                           HE Mr Péter BALÁZS                Budapest
                      President                                       Prime Minister                                Minister of Foreign Affairs


Republic of Iceland   HE Mr Ólafur Ragnar GRÍMSSON       01/08/1996   HE Ms Johanna SIGURDARDOTTIR     01/02/2009   HE Mr Ossur                       Reykjavik      EFTA- EU
                                                                                                                    SKARPHEDINSSON                                   Membership
                      President                                       Prime Minister                                                                                 lodged on
                                                                                                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs and                  27/07/2009
                                                                                                                    External Trade
Republic of India     HE Ms Pratibha Devisingh PATIL     25/07/2007   HE Dr Manmohan SINGH                          HE Mr Somanahalli Mallaiah        New Delhi
                                                                                                                    KRISHNA
                      President                                       Prime Minister
                                                                                                                    Minister of External Affairs
Republic of           HE Dr Susilo Bambang YUDHOYONO     20/10/2004   HOS is also HOG                               HE Dr Noer Hassan Wirajuda        Jakarta
Indonesia
                      President


Islamic Republic of   HE Mr Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD          05/08/2009   HOS is also HOG                                     HE Manoucher MOTTAKI              Tehran           FAO, IDB, G-77,
Iran                                                                                                                                                                         NAM, IOR-ARC,
                      President                                       (NB: Spiritual leader – Ayatolla Ali                Minister of Foreign Affairs                        IMF, OIC, OPEC
                                                                      Khamenei)                                                                                              ICC, WHO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNHCR, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                             Interpol, IMO
Republic of Iraq      HE Mr Jalal TALABANI               07/04/2005   HE Mr Nouri Kamil Mohammed                          HE Mr Hoshyar ZEBARI              Baghdad
                                                                      Hassan AL-MALIKI
                      President                                                                                           Foreign Minister
                                                                      Prime Minister
Ireland               HE Mrs Mary McALEESE               11/11/1997   HE Mr Brian COWEN, TD                  7/05/2008    HE Mr Micheál MARTIN, TD          Dublin           EU, UN
                      President                                       (Taoiseach) (Prime Minister)                        Minister of Foreign Affairs
State of Israel       HE Mr Shimon PERES                 15/07/2007   HE Mr Benjamin NETANYAHU               31/03/2009   HE Mr Avigdor LIBERMAN            Tel Aviv
                      President elect 06/07/07                        Prime Minister                                                                        ** Tel Aviv
                                                                                                                                                            should
                                                                                                                                                            remain on
                                                                                                                                                            the list as
                                                                                                                                                            that is where
                                                                                                                                                            our
                                                                                                                                                            Embassy,
                                                                                                                                                            along with
                                                                                                                                                            nearly all the
                                                                                                                                                            others, is
                                                                                                                                                            based in line
                                                                                                                                                            with UN
                                                                                                                                                            agreements
                                                                                                                                                            on the status
                                                                                                                                                            of Jerusalem
Republic of Italy     HE Mr Giorgio NAPOLITANO           15/05/2006   HE Mr Silvio Berlusconi                             HE Mr Massimo D’ALEMA             Rome
                      President                                       Prime Minister                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Italian Republic)                                                    (also President of the Council of
                                                                      Ministers)
Jamaica               (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)   26/02/2007   The Hon Mr Bruce GOLDING, MP           11/09/2007   The Hon Dr Kenneth BAUGH,         Kingston         CARICOM
                                                                                                                          MP
                      Governor-General:                               Prime Minister
                                                                                                                          (Deputy Prime Minister and )
                      The Most Hon Dr Patrick Linton
                      ALLEN, ON, GCMG,CD
                                                                      (also Minister of Planning,
                                                                      Development and Defence)                            Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                          Foreign Trade
Japan                 His Majesty Emperor AKIHITO        07/01/1989   HE Mr. Taro ASO                                     HE Mr Hirofumi NAKASONE           Tokyo
                                                                      Prime Minister                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hashemite Kingdom     His Majesty King                            07/02/1999   HE Mr Nader DAHABI                        HE Mr Nasser JUDEH                Amman
of Jordan
                      Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein                               Prime Minister                            Minister of Foreign Affairs


Republic of           HE Mr Nursultan NAZARBAYEV                  24/04/1990   HE Mr Daniyal AKHMETOV                    HE Mr Kasymzhomart                Astana
Kazakhstan                                                                                                               TOKAYEV
                      President                                                Prime Minister
                                                                                                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Kenya     HE Mr Mwai KIBAKI                           30/12/2002   HOS is also HOG                           HE Hon (Mr) Raphael TUJU,         Nairobi
                                                                                                                         EGH, MP
                      President
                                                                                                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                      (and Commander-in-Chief of the                                                                     International Co-operation
                      Armed Forces)

Kiribati              HE The Hon Anote TONG                       10/07/2003   HOS is also HOG and FM                    HE The Hon Anote TONG             Tarawa
                      President
                      ** HOS is also HOG and FM
Democratic People’s   HE Mr Kim YONG-IL,                          05/09/1998   HE Mr Kim YONG-Il                         HE Mr PAK UI-CHUN                 P’yŏngyang
Republic of Korea
                      General Secretary of the Workers                         Premier                                   Minister of Foreign Affairs
(North Korea)         Party of Korea, Chairman of the
                      National Defence Commission of the
                      Democratic People’s Republic of
                      Korea,
                      Supreme Commander of the Korean
                      People’s Army


                      HE Mr Kim YONG-NAM
                      President of the Presidium of the
                      Supreme People’s Assembly
                      (Nominal Head of State)
                      He is responsible for external activities
                      as the state representative, including
                      the work of the HOS in ceremonies
                      with other countries, receiving
                      credentials from other countries’
                      Ambassadors and the signing
                      credentials of DPRK’s Ambassadors to
                      other countries.
Republic of Korea     HE Mr LEE Myung-Bak                         25/02/2008   Her E Mr. HAN Seung-soo                   HE Mr YU Myung-hwan               Seoul
(South Korea)         President                                                Prime Minister                            Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                         Trade

Kosovo                Mr Hashim Thaci                                          Mr Hashim Thaci                                                             Pristina
                      President                                                Prime Minister
State of Kuwait       His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al-               ?/02/2006    His Highness Shaikh Nasser   20/05/2009   HE Shaikh Dr Mohammed             Kuwait City   ABEDA,
                      Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber AL-                    Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-JaberAL-                         Sabah Al-Salem AL-SABAH                        AFESD, AMF,
                      SABAH                                             SABAH                                                                                                IDB, CCASG,
                                                                                                                              Deputy Premier and Minister                    FAO, ICC, ILO,
                      Amir of the State of Kuwait                       Prime Minister                                        of Foreign Affairs                             G-77, GCC,IMF,
                                                                                                                                                                             AL, OIC,
                                                                                                                                                                             OAPEC, NAM,
                                                                                                                                                                             UN, WTO, WHO
                                                                                                                                                                             UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNISCO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                                             UNHCR, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                             CAEU, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                             IMO
Kyrgyz Republic       HE Mr Kurmanbek BAKIEV               25/03/2005   HE Mr Nikolay TANAEV                                  HE Mr Askar AITMATOV              Bishkek
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lao People’s          HE Lt Gen Choummaly SAYASONE         08/06/2008   HE Mr Boungyang Vorachith                             HE Mr Songsavat Lengsavad         Vientiane
Democratic Republic
                      President
Republic of Latvia    HE Dr Valdis ZATLERS                 08/07/2007   HE Dr IVars GODMANIS                                  HE Mr Māris RIEKSTIŅŠ             Riga
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Lebanon   HE Mr Michel SLEIMAN                 25/05/2008   HE Mr Saad AL-HARIRI                     TBC          HE Fawzi Salloukh                 Beirut
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                              Emigrants
Kingdom of Lesotho    His Majesty King LETSIE III          07/02/1996   The Rt Hon Mr Bethuel Pakalitha                       The Hon Mr Mohlabi Kenneth        Maseru       SADC
                                                                        MOSISILI, MP                                          TSEKOA, MP
                                                                        Prime Minister and Minister of Defence                Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                        and National Security                                 International Relations
Liberia               HE Mrs Ellen Johnson SIRLEAF         16/01/2006   HOS is also HOG                                       HE Mr George W WALLACE            Monrovia
                      President                                                                                               Minister of Foreign Affairs
Socialist People’s    HE Colonel Muammar Abu Minyar AL-    01/09/1969   HE Dr Al-Bahdadi AL-MAHMOUDI             05/03/2006   HE Mr Moussa LOUSSA               Tripoli      Arab Maghreb
Libyan Arab           GADDAFI                                                                                                                                                Union,
Jamahiriya                                                              Secretary of the General People’s                     Secretary of General People’s                  COMESA,
                      Leader of the Great Al Fateh                      Committee                                             Committee for Foreign Liaison                  League of Arab
                      Revolution,                                                                                             and International Co-operation                 States
                      also referred to as “The Guide” or
                      “Brother Leader”
Principality of       His Serene Highness Hereditary       15/08/2004   HE Dr Klaus TSCHŰTSCHER                  25/03/2009   HE Dr Aurelia FRICK               Vaduz        EFTA, EEA,
Liechtenstein         Prince Alois                                                                                                                                           WTO, CITES
                                                                        Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of           HE Mr Valdas ADAMKUS                 12/07/2004   HE Mr Gediminas KIRKILAS                              HE Mr Antanas VALIONIS            Vilnius
Lithuania
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs


Grand Duchy of        HRH Grand Duke Henri of              07/10/2000   HE Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER                14/07/1989   HE Mr Jean ASSELBORN              Luxembourg   EU,UN
Luxembourg            Luxembourg
                                                                        Prime Minister                                        Deputy Prime Minister and
                                                                                                                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                           Also Minister of Finance                               Immigration
The Former             HE Mr Branko CRVENKOVSKI               12/05/2004   HE Mr nikola GRUEVSKI                                  HE Mr Antonio MILOSOSKI           Skopje
Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia           President                                           Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs

(FYROM)
Republic of            HE Mr Andry RAJOELINA                               HE Gen Charles RABEMANANJARA                           Hyppolite Raharison               Antananariv   SADC
Madagascar                                                                                                                        RAMAROSON, Rear                   o
                       President                                           Prime Minister and Minister of Interior                Adm(also Vice Prime Minister)
                                                                                                                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                   AFDB, AU, ,
Republic of Malawi     HE Dr Bingu wa MUTHARIKA               19/05/2009   HOS is also HOG                           24/05/2009   HE Dr. Etta Elizabeth BANDA       Lilongwe      COMESA, FAO,
                       President and Commander-in-Chief of                                                                        Min of Foreign Affairs                          G-77,       IAEA,
                       the Malawi Defence Force and Police                                                                                                                        BRD,       ICAO,
                       Service and Minister of the Civil                                                                                                                          ICCT,
                       Service                                                                                                                                                    ICRM,         IDA,
                                                                                                                                                                                  IFAD,         IFC,
                                                                                                                                                                                  IFRCS,        ILO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  IMF,         IMO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Interpol,    IOC,
                                                                                                                                                                                  ISO
                                                                                                                                                                                  (correspondent),
                                                                                                                                                                                  ITU,       ITUC,
                                                                                                                                                                                  MIGA, MONUC,
                                                                                                                                                                                  NAM,      ONUB,
                                                                                                                                                                                  OPCW, SADC,
                                                                                                                                                                                  UN, UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                                  UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  UNIDO, UNMIL,
                                                                                                                                                                                  UNMIS,
                                                                                                                                                                                  UNWTO, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WCL,       WCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WFTU,      WHO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WIPO,     WMO,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WTO


Federation of          His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan       13/12/2006   HE Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak                          HE Datuk Anifar Aman              Kuala
Malaysia               Agong Al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku                                                                                                               Lampur
                       Mizan Zainal Abidin ibni Al-Marhum
                       Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah
                       President                                           Prime Minister
Republic of Maldives   HE Mr Mohamed NASHEED                               HOS is also HOG                                        HE Mr Ahmed Shaheed               Malé          SAARC, NAM
                       President
Republic of Mali       HE Gen Amadou Toumani TOURÉ            8/06/2002    HE Mr Modibo SIDIBE                       28/09/2007   HE Mr Moctar OUANE                Bamako        AU, ECOWAS,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WAMEU,
                       President                              8/06/2007    Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs and                 OMVS,
                                                              (Second)                                                            International Co-operation                      SENSAD, ADB,
                                                                                                                                                                                  WADB, CILSS

Malta                  HE Mr George ABELA                     04/04/2009   HE Dr Lawrence GONZI                                   HE Mr Michael FRENDO              Valletta
                      President                                           Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of the       HE Mr Iroij Litokwa TOMEING            14/01/2008   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Mr Gerald M Zackios            Majuro
Marshall Islands
                      President
Islamic Republic of   HE Mr Mohamed ABDELAZIZ                5/08/2009    HE Mr Mouley Ould Mohamed                 11/08/2009   HE Ms Naha Mint                   Nouakchott
Mauritania                                                                LAGHDAF                                                MOUKNASS
                      President
                                                                          Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                                 Co-operation

Republic of           The Rt Hon Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH,       07/10/2003   The Hon Dr Navinchandra                                Dr The Hon Arvin BOOLELL          Port Louis    SADC
Mauritius             GCSK, KCMG, PC, QC                                  RAMGOOLAM, GCSK
                                                                                                                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                      President                                           Prime Minister                                         International Trade and
                                                                                                                                 Regional Co-operation
                                                                          (also Minister of Defence and Home
                                                                          Affairs, Minister of Civil Service and
                                                                          Administrative Reforms, Minister of
                                                                          Rodrigues and Outer Islands)*
                                                                          *Usually Ministerial portfolios are not
                                                                          mentioned in written correspondence
                                                                          to the Prime Minister
United Mexican        HE Mr Felipe CALDERÓN Hinojosa         01/12/2006   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Ms Patricia ESPINOZA           Mexico City
States                                                                                                                           Cantellano
                      President
(Mexico)
Federated States of   HE Mr Emanuel MORI                     11/05/2007   HOS is also HOG                                        The Hon Sebastian ANEFAL          Palikir
Micronesia
                      President                                                                                                  Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Moldova   HE Mr Vladimir VORONIN                 07/04/2001   HE Mrs. Z Greceanii                                    HE Mr Andrei Stratan              Chisinau
                      President                                           Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                                 European Integration
Principality of       His Serene Highness Prince Albert II   06/04/2005   HE Mr Jean-Paul PROUST                                 HE Mr Jean PASTORELLI             Monte Carlo
Monaco                of Monaco
                                                                          Minister of State                                      Government Adviser for
                                                                                                                                 External Relations
Mongolia              HE Mr Tsakhaigiin ELBEGDORJ            24/06/2005   HE Mr Sanjaa BAYAR                                     HE Mr Sukhbaatar BATBOLD          Ulaanbaatar
                      President                                           Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of           HE Mr Filip VUJANOVIC                  22/05/2003   HE Mr Milo DJUKANOVIC                                  HE Mr Milan ROCEN                 Podgorica     OSCE, UN,
Montenegro                                                                                                                                                                       CoE, WHO,
                      President                                           Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs                     Interpo, NATO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 IMF, IBRD, IDA,
                                                                                                                                                                                 IFC,MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                                                 IAEA, WTO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UEFA, FIFA
Kingdom of Morocco    His Majesty King MOHAMMED VI           23/07/1999   HE Mr Abbas el Fassi                                   HE Mr Taieb Fassi-Fihri           Rabat
                                                                                                                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                                 Cooperation
Republic of           HE Mr Armando Emilio GUEBUZA         02/02/2005   HE Mr Aires Ali                               Her E Dr Oldemiro Júlio            Maputo           SADC
Mozambique                                                                                                            Marques Balói
                      President                                         Prime Minister
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                      Co-operation
The Union of          HE Senior General Than Shwe                       H E Lt-Gen Soe Win                            HE Maj-General Nyan Win            Yangon
Myanmar
                      (Chairman of the State Peace and
(also known as        Development Council)
Burma)
Republic of Namibia   HE Mr Hifikepunye POHAMBA            21/03/2005   The Rt Hon Mr Nahas ANGULA, MP                Hon Mr Marco HAUSIKU               Windhoek         SADC
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Nauru     HE Mr Marcus STEPHEN                 19/12/2007   HOS is also HOG                               The Hon Mr David ADEANG,           Yaren
                                                                                                                      MP                                 District
                      (HOS is also HOG)
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs        ** No official
                      President                                                                                                                          Capital
Federal Democratic    HE Rt Hon Dr Ram Baran YADAV         23/07/2008   Right Honourable Paramanda Jha                Hon Mr Upendra YADAV               Kathmandu        SAARC, NAM
Republic of Nepal
                      President                                         Vice President
                                                                        HE Mr Madhav Kumar NEPAL
                                                                        Prime Minister
Kingdom of the        Her Majesty Queen Beatrix            30/04/1980   HE Dr Jan Peter BALKENENDE       22/02/2002   HE Ms Maxime VERHAGEN              The Hague        EU, UN
Netherlands           Wilhelmina Armgard van Oranje
                      Nassau                                            Prime Minister                                Minister of Foreign Affairs

                      ** Letters can be addressed to Her
                      Majesty Queen Beatrix of the
                      Netherlands

New Zealand           (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)                  The Rt Hon Mr John KEY, MP       19/11/2008   The Rt Hon Mr. Murray Mc           Wellington
                                                                                                                      CULLY
                      Governor-General                                  Prime Minister
                                                                                                                      Minister of Foreign Affairs
                      HE The Honourable Sir Anand
                      Satyanand, GNZM, QSO. Governor-
                      General and Commander-in-Chief in
                      and over the Realm of New Zealand
                      (Salution: Your Excellency)
Nicaragua             HE Mr José Daniel ORTEGA             10/01/2007   HOS is also HOG                               HE Lic Samuel SANTOS               Managua
                      Saavedra                                                                                        López
                      President                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
Niger                 HE Mr Mamadou TANDJA                 22/12/1999   HE Mr Seyni Oumarou                           HE Mrs Achiatou Mindaoudou         Niamey
                      President                                         Prime Minister                                Minister of Foreign Affairs, Co-
                                                                                                                      operation and African
                                                                                                                      Integration
Republic of Nigeria   HE Mr Alhaji Umaru Musa YAR’ADUA     29/05/2007   HOS is also HOG                               HE Chief Ojo MADUEKWE              Abuja
                      President                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
Niue                    (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)     19/07/2008   The Hon Toke Tufukia TALAGI                            HOG is also FM                    Alofi
(Self-governing state   Governor General:                                 Premier and Minister for External
in free association                                                       Affairs and International Relations and
with New Zealand)       HE The Hon Anand SATYANAND,                       Aid Coordination
                        PCNZM
Kingdom of Norway       His Majesty King Harald V            27/01/1991   HE Mr Jens STOLTENBERG                    17/10/2005   HE Mr Jonas Gahr STØRE            Oslo          EFTA, Nordic
                                                                                                                                                                                 Council
                                                                          Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sultanate of Oman       His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said   23/07/1970   His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said        23/07/1970   HE Mr Yusuf bin Alawi BIN         Muscat        ABEDA,
                        AL SAID                                           AL SAID                                                ABDULLAR                                        AFESD, AMF,
                                                                                                                                                                                 FAO, ICC, ILO,
                        Sultan of Oman                                                                                           Minister responsible for                        IDB, G-77, GCC,
                                                                                                                                 Foreign Affairs                                 CCASG, IMF,
                                                                                                                                 (Usually only referred to as HE                 IOC, AL, NAM
                        (HOS is also HOG)                                                                                        Yusuf bin Alawi)                                IOR-ARC, UN,
                                                                                                                                                                                 WTO, WHO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 UNHCR, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                                 CAEU, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                                 IMO
Islamic Republic of     HE Mr Asif Ali ZARDARI               09/09/2008   HE Yusuf Raza Gilani                                   HE Shah Mehmood Qureshi           Islamabad
Pakistan
                        President                                         Prime Minister                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
State of Palestine      HE Mr Mahmoud ABBAS                  15/01/2005   HE Dr Salam FAYYAD’                       19/05/2009   HE Dr Riyad MALKI                 Ramallah
                        President
Republic of Palau       HE Mr Johnson TORIBIONG              15/01/2009   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Temmy L SHMULL                 Melekeok
                        President                                                                                                Minister of State
Republic of Panama      HE Dr Martin TORRIJOS Espino         01/09/2004   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Mr Samuel Lewis Navarro        Panama City
                        President
Papua New Guinea        (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)     05/08/2002   The Rt Hon Grand Chief Sir Michael                     The Hon Paul TIENSTAN             Port
                                                                          Thomas SOMARE, GCL, GCMG, CG,                                                            Moresby
                        Governor-General :                                CF, K                                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs &
                                                                                                                                 Trade
                        HE Grand Chief Sir Paulius MATANE,                Prime Minister
                        GCL, GCMG, KSTJ
Republic of             HE Mr. Fernando Armindo LUGO         15/08/2008   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Dr Leila Rachid de Cowles      Asuncion
Paraguay                MÉNDEZ
                        President


Republic of Peru        HE Mr Alan GARCIA Perez              28/07/2006   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Ambassador José Antonio        Lima
                                                                                                                                 García Belaúnde
                        President


Republic of the         HE Mrs Gloria MACAPAGAL-             20/01/2001   HOS is also HOG                                        HE Alberto Gatmaitan              Manila
Philippines             ARROYO                                                                                             ROMULO
                        President                                                                                          Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Poland      HE Mr Lech KACZYNSKI                23/12/2005   HE Mr Donald TUSK                                 HE Mr Radoslaw Sikorski           Warsaw
                        President                                        Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs


Republic of Portugal    HE Prof Anìbal Antònio CAVACO       09/03/2006   HE Mr Josè SÒCRATES                               HE Mr Luis AMADO                  Lisbon
                        SILVA
                                                                         Prime Minister                                    Minister of State and Foreign
                        President                                                                                          Affairs
                                                                                                                           HE Prof Jaoa Gomes
                                                                                                                           CRAVINHO
                                                                                                                           Secretary of State for Foreign
                                                                                                                           Affairs and Co-operation
State of Qatar          His Highness Shaikh Hamad bin       27/06/1995   HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr   3/07/2007   HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim        Doha         ABEDA,
                        Khalifa AL-THANI                                 AL THANI                                          bin Jabr AL THANI                              AFESD, AMF,
                                                                                                                                                                          IDB, CCASG,
                        Also referred to as the Emir/Amir                Prime Minister (also Minister of                  Minister of Foreign Affairs                    FAO, ILO, GCC,
                                                                         Foreign Affairs)                                                                                 G-77, IMF,
                        Also Minister of Defence and
                        Commander in Chief of the Armed                                                                                                                   NAM, OIC,
                        Forces as well as Chairman of the                                                                                                                 OPEC, UN,
                        Ruling Family Council                                                                                                                             WTO, OAPEC,
                                                                                                                                                                          WHO, UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                          UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                          UNHRC, UNIDO
                                                                                                                                                                          UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                                          UNHCR, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                          CAEU, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                          IMO
Romania                 HE Mr Traian BĂSESCU                23/05/2007   HE Mr Călin Constantin Anton                      HE Mr Cristian DIACONESCU         Bucharest
                                                                         POPESCU-TĂRICEANU
                        President                                                                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                                                         Prime Minister

Russian Federation      HE Mr Dmitry MEDVEDEV               07/05/2008   HE Mr Mikhail Fradkov                             HE Mr Sergei Lavrov               Moscow
                        President
Republic of Rwanda      HE Mr Paul KAGAME                   25/08/2003   HE Mr Bernard MAKUZA                  8/03/2000   HE Dr Charles MURIGANDE           Kigali       GEPGL,
                                                                                                                                                                          COMESA, EAC
                        President                                        Prime Minister                                    Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                           Co-operation
Saharawi Arab           HE Mr Mohamed ABDELAZIZ             30/08/1976   HE Mr Abdelkar Taleb OMAR                         HE Mr Mohamed Salem Ould          EI-Aaiun
Democratic Republic                                                                                                        SALEK
                        President                                        Prime Minister
                                                                                                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs
Saint Kitts and Nevis   (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)    01/01/1996   The Hon Dr Denzil Llewllyn            ?/07/2007   The Hon Mr Timothy                Basseterre   CARICOM
                                                                         DOUGLAS                                           SYLVESTER Harris
                        Governor-General:
                                                                         Prime Minister
                        HE Dr Cuthbert Montraville
                        SEBASTIAN, GCMG, OBE, KStJ, BS,
                        MDCM
Saint Lucia             (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)       17/09/1997   The Hon Mr Stephenson KING               01/05/2007   The Hon Mr Rufus                 Castries     CARICOM
                                                                                                                                  BOUSQUET
                        Governor-General:                                   Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
                                                                                                                                  Minister of External Affairs,
                        Her E Ms Colliopa Pearlette LOUISY,                                                                       International Financial
                        GCMG, PhD, LLD                                                                                            Services, Information and
                                                                                                                                  Broadcasting
Saint Vincent and       (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)       02/09/2002   The Hon Dr Ralph E GONZALVES             29/03/2001   The Hon Mr Louis STRAKER         Kingstown    CARICOM
the Grenadines
                        Governor- General:                                  Prime Minister
                        HE Mr Frederick Nathaniel
                        BALLANTYNE, GCMG
The Independent         HH Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese EFI          11/05/2007   The Hon Tuila’epa Sailele                             HOG is also FM                   Apia
State of Samoa                                                              MALIELEGAOI
                        Head of the Independent State of
                        Samoa                                               Prime Minister
Republic of San         HE Mr Ernesto BENEDETTINI              01/10/2008   HE Mr Fiorenzo STOLFI                                 HE Mr Fiorenzo STOLFI            San Marino
Marino
                        Captain Regent                                      Prime Minister                                        Secretary of State for Foreign
                                                                                                                                  and Political Affairs
(can be addressed
to both on one letter   HE Ms Antonella MELARONI
or one to each          Captain regent
Captain Regent but
must then ensure
that they receive
letter at the same      (for period 1October 2008 – 1 April
time)                   2009)

Democratic Republic     HE Mr Fradique DE MENEZES              23/07/2003   HE Mr Rafael BRANCO                                   HE Dr Carlos Alberto Pires       Sāo Tomé
of Sâo Tomé and                                                                                                                   Tiny
Príncipe                President                                           Prime Minister
                                                                                                                                  (Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                                  Co-operation and
                                                                                                                                  Communities)
Kingdom of Saudi        Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques      01/08/2005   The King is also the Prime Minister                   HRH Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin    Riyadh       ABEDA,
Arabia                                                                                                                            Abdul Aziz AL-SAUD                            AFESD, AMF,
                        His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul-                                                                                                                    IDB, CCASG,
                        Aziz AL-SAUD                                                                                              Minister of Foreign Affairs                   FAO, ILO, G-77,
                        Also Prime Minister                                                                                                                                     IMF, OIC, AL,
                                                                                                                                                                                OAPEC, OPEC,
                                                                                                                                                                                NAM, UN, WTO,
                                                                                                                                                                                WHO, UNCTAD
                                                                                                                                                                                UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                                                UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                                                UNHCR, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                                CAEU, Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                                                IMO
Republic of Senegal     HE Mr Abdoulaye WADE                   03/04/2007   HE Mr Souleymane NDÉNÉ                   30/04/2009   HE Mr Cheikh Tidiane GADIO       Dakar        ECOWAS, G-15,
                                                                                                                                                                                G-77, IDB, ILO,
                        President                                           Prime Minister                                        Minister of Foreign Affairs                   IMF, IOC, IOM,
                                                                                                                                                                                IPU, NAM, OIC,
                                                                                                                                                                  UNCTAD, UPU
                                                                                                                                                                  WADB,
                                                                                                                                                                  WAEMU, WCL,
                                                                                                                                                                  WIPO, WTO
Republic of Serbia     HE Mr Boris TADIC                        11/07/2004   HE Mr Mikro CVETKOVIC                 HE Mr Vuk JEREMIC                 Belgrade     ABEDA,
                                                                                                                                                                  BIS,BSEC, CE,
                       President                                             Prime Minister                        Minister of Foreign Affairs                    CEI, EBRD,
                                                                                                                                                                  FAO, IAEA,
                                                                                                                                                                  IBRD,ICAO,
                                                                                                                                                                  ICC, ICFTU,
                                                                                                                                                                  ICRM, IDA,
                                                                                                                                                                  IFAD, IFC,
                                                                                                                                                                  IFRCS, ILO,
                                                                                                                                                                  IMF, IMO, IMO,
                                                                                                                                                                  IOC, IOM, IPU,
                                                                                                                                                                  ISO, ITU, MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                                  NAM, OPCW,
                                                                                                                                                                  OSCE, PCA,
                                                                                                                                                                  SECI, UN
                                                                                                                                                                  UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                                  UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                  UNHCR,
                                                                                                                                                                  UNIDO, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                                  WCL, WCO,
                                                                                                                                                                  WHO, WIPO,
                                                                                                                                                                  WMO, WTO
Republic of            HE Mr James Alix MICHEL                  16/04/2004   HE Mr Joseph BELMONT                  HE Mr Patrick Georges             Victoria     SADC
Seychelles                                                                                                         PILLAY
                       President                                             Vice-President
                                                                                                                   Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                   International Cooperation
                       (Minister of Defence, Minister of
                       Police, Minister of Internal Affairs,
                       Minister of Legal Affairs and Minister                (also Minister of Tourism)*
                       of Risk and Disaster Management)*                     * Ministerial Portfolios are not
                       * Ministerial Portfolios are not                      mentioned in any written correspon-
                       mentioned in any written                              dence to the President or Vice-
                       correspondence to the President or                    President
                       Vice-President

Republic of Sierra     HE Mr Ernest Bai KOROMA                  17/09/2007   HOS is also HOG                       HE Mr Momodu KOROMA               Freetown
Leone
                       President                                                                                   Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                   International Cooperation
Republic of            HE Mr Sellapan RAMANATHAN                01/09/1999   HE Mr LEE Hsien Loong                 HE Mr George Yong-Boon            Singapore
Singapore                                                                                                          YEO
                       President                                             Prime Minister
                                                                                                                   Minister of Foreign Affairs
Slovak Republic        HE Mr Ivan GAŠPAROVIĈ                    15/06/2004   HE Mr Robert FICO                     HE Mr Ján KUBIŠ                   Bratislava
                       President                                             Prime Minister                        Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Slovenia   HE Dr Danilo TŰRK                        23/12/2007   HE Mr Janez JANŠA                     HE Dr Dimitrij RUPEL              Llubljana
                       President                                             Prime Minister                        Minister of Foreign Affairs
Solomon Islands        (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)      20/12/2007   The Hon Dr David Derek SIKUA                   The Hon Patterson OTI           Honiara
                       Governor-General:                                  Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                                                                                                         External Trade and
                       HE Sir Nathaniel Rahumaea WAENA,                                                                  Immigration
                       GCMG, CSI, KSTJ

Somalia                HE Mr Abdullahi Yusuf                              HE Mr Nur Adde Hassan Hussain                  Mr Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail      Mogadishu
(queries to be         President
referred to desk)
Republic of South      HE Mr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa ZUMA                    HOS is also HOG                                HE Ms Maite NKOANA-             Pretoria
Africa                                                                                                                   MASHABANE
                       President
                                                                                                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kingdom of Spain       His Majesty, The King of Spain,       22/11/1975   HE Mr José Luis Rodriquez                      HE Mr Miguel Angel              Madrid
                                                                          ZAPATERO                                       MORATINOS
                       Don Juan Carlos I
                                                                          Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Democratic Socialist   HE Mr Mahinda RAJAPASKA               19/11/2005   Hon Mr Rathnasiri                              Hon Mr Rohjitha                 Colombo      IOR ARC, NAM
Republic of Sri                                                           WICKRAMANAYAKE                                 BOGOLLAGAMA
Lanka                  President
                                                                          Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs


Republic of the        HE Mr Omar Hassan Ahmed AL-                        HE Mr Meles ZENAVI                             HE Dr Lam Akol AJAWIN           Khartoum
Sudan                  BASHIR
                                                                          Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
                       President
Republic of            HE Mr Runaldo Ronald VENETIAAN        12/08/2000   HOS is also HOG                                HE Mr Lygid KRAAG-              Paramaribo   CARICOM
Suriname                                                                                                                 KETELDIJK
                       President
Kingdom of             His Majesty King Mswati III           25/04/1986   The Rt Hon Dr Sibusiso Barnabas                HE Mr Lufto Dlamin              Mbabane      SADC
Swaziland                                                                 DLAMINI
                       Ingwenyama of the Kingdom of                                                                      iMinister for Foreign Affairs
                       Swaziland                                          Prime Minister                                 and Trade
Kingdom of Sweden      His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav of   15/09/1973   HE Mr Fredrik REINFELD            06/10/2006   HE Mr Carl BILDT                Stockholm    EU
                       Sweden
                                                                          Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Swiss Confederation    HE Mr Hans-Rudolf MERTZ               01/01/2009   HOS is also HOG                                HE Mrs Micheline CALMY-         Bern         EFTA, WTO,
                                                                                                                         REY                                          CITES, Montreal
(Switzerland)          President                                                                                                                                      Protocol,
                                                                                                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs                  Wassenaar
                                                                                                                                                                      Agreement
Syrian Arab            HE Dr Bashar AL-ASSAD                 17/07/2000   HE Mr Mohammad NAJI ITRI                       HE Mr Farouk AL-SHARAA          Damascus
Republic
                       President                                          Prime Minister                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs


Republic of            HE Mr Emomali RAHMON                  20/11/1992   HE Mr Akilov Akil GAYBULLAEVICH                HE Mr Nazarov Talbak            Dushanbe
Tajikistan                                                                                                               NAZAROVICH
                       President                                          Prime Minister
                                                                                                                         Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Republic of     HE Mr Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE               20/12/2005   Hon Mr Mizengo Kayanza Peter                             HE Mr Bernard MEMBE               Salaam Dar-   SADC
Tanzania                                                                      Pinda                                                                                      Es-Salaam
                       President                                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                              Prime Minister                                           International Co-operation


                       PLEASE NOTE:
                       Zanzibar: Although the island
                       Zanzibar forms part of Tanzania, it has
                       its own president:
                       HE Mr Amani Abeid KARUIME
Kingdom of Thailand    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej       09/06/1946   HE Mr Samak SUDARAVEJ                                    HE Mr Noppadon PATTAMA            Bangkok
                       (Rama XI)
                                                                              Prime Minister                                           Foreign Minister
Republic of Togo       HE Mr Faure GNASSINGBE                    04/05/2005   HE Mr Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo                            HE Mr Zarifou Ayeva               Lome
                       President                                              Prime Minister                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs
Tonga                  His Majesty King George TUPOU V           11/09/2006   Hon Dr Feleti (Fred) SAVELE                              Hon Sonatane Tu`akinamolahi       Nuku’ alofa
                                                                                                                                       Taumoepeau TUPOU
                                                                              Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture,
                                                                              Fisheries, Food and Forestry                             Minister of Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                                       Defence
Republic of Trinidad   HE Prof George Maxwell RICHARDS,          17/03/2003   The Hon Mr Patrick MANNING                  24/12/2001   The Hon Paula GOPEE-              Port-of-      CARICOM
and Tobago             TC, CMT, PhD                                                                                                    SCOON                             Spain
                                                                              (Prime Minister and Minister of
                       President                                              Finance)
Republic of Tunisia    HE Mr Zine El Abidine BEN ALI             07/11/1987   HE Mr Mohamed GHANNOUCHI                    17/11/1999   HE Mr Abdelwahab                  Tunis         Arab Maghreb
                                                                                                                                       ABDALLAH                                        Union, League
                       President                                              Prime Minister                                                                                           of Arab States
                                                                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Turkey     HE Dr Abdullah GÜL                        28/08/2007   HE Mr Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN                               HE Mr Ali BABACAN                 Ankara
                       President                                              Prime Minister                                           Minister of Foreign Affairs
T0urkmenistan          HE Mr Gurbanguly                          14/02/2007   HOS is also HOG                                          HE Mr Rashid O MEREDOV            Ashgabat
                       BERDIMUHAMMEDOV
                                                                              President serves as Chairman of the                      Deputy Chairman of the
                       President                                              Cabinet of Ministers                                     Cabinet of Ministers for
                                                                                                                                       International Relations and
                                                                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
Tuvalu                 (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)          14/08/2006   The Hon Apisai IELEMIA                                   HOG is also FM                    Funafuti
                       Governor General:                                      Prime Minister
                       HE Hon Reverend Filoimea TELITO                        HOG is also FM
Republic of Uganda     HE Mr Yoweri Kaguta MUSEVENI              29/01/1986   Rt Hon Prof Apollo NSIBAMBI                              The Hon Mr Sam KUTEESA            Kampala
                       President                                              Prime Minister                                           Second Prime Minister ?? and
                                                                                                                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
                       (and Commander in Chief of the
                       Armed Forces)
Ukraine                HE Mr Viktor YUSHCHENKO                   23/01/2005   HE Mrs Yulia TYMOSHENKO                     18/12/2007   HE Mr Volodymyr                   Kyiv
                                                                                                                                  KHANDOHIY
                        President                                            Prime Minister
                                                                                                                                  Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Arab             His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed   03/11/2004   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin                     His Highness Sheikh Abdullah       Abu Dhabi
Emirates                AL-NAHYAN                                            Rashid AL-MAKTOUM                                    bin Zayed AL-NAHYAN
                        ** Addressed and referred to as                      (His proper title of office is: Prime                Minister of Foreign Affairs
                        President His Highness                               Minister of the UAE and Ruler of
                                                                             Dubai, followed by His Highness …)
United Kingdom of       Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II          06/02/1952   The Rt Hon Mr James Gordon              27/06/2007   The Rt Hon Mr Davis                London       UN,G8,NATO,
Great Britain and                                                            BROWN, MP                                            MILLIBAND, MP PC                                EU
Northern Ireland
                                                                             Prime Minister, First Lord of the                    Secretary of State for Foreign
                                                                             Treasury and Minister of the Civil                   and Commonwealth Affairs
                                                                             Service

United Nations (UN)                                                          HE Mr Ban Ki-moon                                    -                                  New York
                                                                             Secretary-General
                                                                             (equivalent to HOG)
United States of        HE Mr Barack Hussein OBAMA              20/01/2009   HOS is also HOG                                      HE Mrs Hilary Rodham               Washington
America                                                                                                                           CLINTON                            DC
                        President
                                                                                                                                  Secretary of State
Oriental Republic of    HE Dr Tabaré Ramón VÁZQUEZ              01/03/2005   HOS is also HOG                                      Dr Gonzalo Daniel Fernández        Montevideo
Uruguay                 Rosas                                                                                                     (Lawyer)
                        President                                                                                                 Minister of Foreign Affairs
                        (The first surname VÁSQUES often
                        suffices; the second surname ROSAS
                        is hardly used)
Republic of             HE Mr Islam Abduganievich               24/03/1990   HE Mr Shavkat Miromonovich                           HE Mr Vladimir Imamovich           Tashkent
Uzbekistan              KARIMOV                                              MIRZIYOEV                                            NOROV
                        President                                            Prime Minister                                       Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Vanuatu     HE Mr Kalkot Matas KELEKELE             16/08/2004   The Hon Mr Ham LINI                                  The Hon Mr Sato KILMAN             Port Vila
                        President                                                                                                 Deputy Prime Minister and
                                                                                                                                  Minister for Foreign Affairs and
                                                                                                                                  External Trade
Bolivarian Republic     HE Commandant Hugo CHÁVEZ Frías         02/02/1999   HOS is also HOG                                      HE Mr Nicolás Maduro Moros         Caracas
of Venezuela
                        President


Socialist Republic of   HE Mr NGUYỄN Minh Triết                 27/06/2006   HE Mr NGUYỂN Tấn Dũng                                HE Mr PHAM Gia Khiêm               Hanoi
Vietnam (The SRV)
                        President Triết                                      Prime Minister Dũng                                  Deputy Prime Minister and
                                                                                                                                  also the Minister of Foreign
                        (PLEASE note that in Vietnam persons                                                                      Affairs, Mr Khiêm
                        are addressed by their first name and
                        not the surname. The surname
                        appears first, followed by the given
                        names.)
Republic of Yemen    HE Mr Ali Abdullah SALEH        ?/?/2006     HE Dr Ali Mohammed MUJWAR   ?/?/2007      HE Dr Abu Baker Abdullah AL-   Sana’a        ABEDA,
                                                                                                            QIRBI                                        AFESD, AMF,
                     President                                    Prime Minister                                                                         FAO, ILO, IDB,
                                                                                                            Minister of Foreign Affairs                  AL, UN ICAC,
                                                                                                                                                         IMF,
                                                                                                                                                         International
                                                                                                                                                         Fund for
                                                                                                                                                         Agricultural
                                                                                                                                                         Development,
                                                                                                                                                         IMO, ITU,
                                                                                                                                                         UNCTAD,
                                                                                                                                                         UNESCO,
                                                                                                                                                         UNIDO,
                                                                                                                                                         UNWTO,
                                                                                                                                                         UNHCR, UPU,
                                                                                                                                                         WHO, CAEU, G-
                                                                                                                                                         77, IOR-ARC,
                                                                                                                                                         IAEA, IBRD, ICC
                                                                                                                                                         Interpol,
                                                                                                                                                         IFRCRCS, IFC,
                                                                                                                                                         IMF, MIGA,
                                                                                                                                                         NAM, OIC,
                                                                                                                                                         WIPO, WMO,
                                                                                                                                                         WTO
Republic of Zambia   HE Mr Rupiah Bwezani BANDA      02/11/2008   HOS is also HOG             The Hon Mr    Lusaka                         Republic of   SADC
                                                                                              Kabinga                                      Zambia
                     President                                                                PANDE, MP
                                                                                              Minister of
                                                                                              Foreign
                                                                                              Affairs
Zanzibar             Please see United Republic of
                     Tanzania
Republic of          HE Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe     31/12/1987   The Hon Mr Morgan Richard   11/02/2009    The Hon Mr Simbarashe          Harare        AfDB, AU, ACP,
Zimbabwe                                                          Tsvangirai                                Simbanenduku                                 COMESA, G-15,
                     President                                                                              MUMBENGEGWI, MP                              G-77, IPU,
                                                                  Prime Minister                                                                         IAEA, IBRD,
                                                                                                            Minister of Foreign Affairs                  ICAO,
                                                                                                                                                         INTERPOL, IDA,
                                                                                                                                                         IFRCS, IFAD,
                                                                                                                                                         ILO, IMO, IMF,
                                                                                                                                                         IOC, IOM, ISO,
                                                                                                                                                         ITU, ITSO,
                                                                                                                                                         ITUC, NAM,
                                                                                                                                                         OPCW, PCA,
                                                                                                                                                         SADC, UN,
                                                                                                                                                         WCL, WCO,
                                                                                                                                                         WFTU, WHO,
                                                                                                                                                         WIPO, WMO,
                                                                                                                                                         UNWTO, WTO


NOTES:
The translation from Arabic to English varies in the different countries of the Middle East. The information supplied by the SA Embassy in Saudi Arabia, for the countries to which the Ambassador to Riyadh is
accredited, reflects the most common English form of address in the respective countries.
The SA Embassy in Abu Dhabi (UAE) notes that some publications put hyphens between “Al” and the (sur) name that follows. Thus the President could be Al Nahyan or Al-Nahyan. In practice, however, it
appears as if the hyphen is not preferred. There might also be some other variations in spelling, due to the phonetic character of the Arab language, e.g. Abdulla versus Abdullah. Small variations are,
however, not normally frowned upon.
Spelling preferred in the UAE and Qatar is Sheihk and not Shaikh or even Sheik.
The SA Embassy in Kuwait City uses the term “Shaikh” rather than “Sheikh” for consistency, as do most newspapers in Kuwait. The SA Embassy also notes that both the Amir (HOS) and the Crown Prince
(HOG) are addressed as “Your Highness” while other members of the royal family and Ministers are addressed as “Your Excellency”. The SA Embassy uses the term “Amir” rather than “Emir” since this term
is more commonly used in Kuwait.


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