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Australia announces next ambassador

Australia announces next ambassador

Australia has appointed Penny Richards as the country’s next ambassador to Cambodia, the department of foreign affairs announced yesterday. In a statement, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said that Richards will take up the post in September, replacing Ambassador Margaret Adamson, who has been in the role since April 2007. Richards has served in a wide range of positions across Asia, including as deputy head of mission in Tokyo and Beijing and consul-general in Shanghai.

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