New ambassadors from Georgia, Bahrain and Mauritius

The ambassadors from Georgia, Bahrain and Mauritius presented their letters of credence to HM The King on Thursday 20 October 2016 in a formal audience at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. A letter of credence is an authorisation issued by an ambassador’s head of state. By presenting letters of credence to Sweden’s head of state, the ambassador can, from that day, fully represent their country in Sweden.

H.E. Malkhaz Kakabadze, Georgia

Georgia's newly appointed ambassador Malkhaz Kakabadze was born in 1951 and has in recent years held the following positions:

2011–2016
Director of Hotel L'Ermitage in Switzerland

2006–2009
Counsellor at Georgia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and the Embassy in Switzerland

2004–2006
Research at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland

2000–2004
Ministry for Special Affairs

1998–2000
Ambassador in Moscow

1990–1998
Deputy Minister, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

H.E. Shaikh Fawas bin Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain

Bahrain's newly appointed ambassador, who is stationed in London, was born in 1965 and is a member of the royal family of Bahrain. Ambassador Al Khalifa has in recent years held the following positions:

2015–
Ambassador in the United Kingdom

2012–2014
Member of Bahrain's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology and Minister for Communication

2010–2012
Chairman for information issues with ministerial rank

2009
Member of Bahrain's anti-drugs and disaster preparedness committees, deputy chair of the Bahrain Olympic Committee

2005–2009
Member of Bahrain's National Committee for Support of Al Quds

H.E. Girish Nunkoo, Mauritius

Mauritius's newly appointed ambassador, who is stationed in London, was born in 1958. Ambassador Nunkoo has previously held the following positions:

2015 –
Ambassador in London

1992–2015
Barrister