Transcript of interview: Laurence O'Keeffe, 1998
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O'Keeffe's career included: Customs and Excise, 1953-62; 2nd, later 1st Secretary (Economic), Bangkok [Thailand], 1962-5; Foreign Office, 1965-8; 1st Secretary and Head of Chancery, Athens [Greece], 1968-72; Commercial Counsellor, Jakarta [Indonesia], 1972-5; Head of Hong Kong and Indian Ocean Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1975-6; Director-General, British Information Services, and Deputy Consul General (Information), New York [United States], 1976-8; Counsellor, Nicosia [Cyprus], 1978-81; Ambassador to Senegal, 1982-5, and concurrently (non-resident) to Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania and Cape Verde, 1982-5; Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1988-91.
He was awarded the CVO in 1974 and the CMG in 1983.
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