Transcript of interview: Peter Longworth, 2006
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- Longworth, Peter, 1942 (diplomat) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Longworth began his career as a journalist, 1963-74, working as Labour and Industrial Correspondent, Bristol Evening Post, 1964-66, Lobby Correspondent, Western Daily Press, 1966-68 and Diplomatic Correspondent, Westminster Press, 1968-74. He then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1974 and his diplomatic career included the following posts: First Secretary, FCO, 1974-77; First Secretary (Economic), Bonn [Germany], 1977-81; Head of Chancery and HM Consul, Sofia [Bulgaria], 1981-84; FCO (Assistant Head of Energy, Science and Space Department), 1984-87; Counsellor (Economic and Commercial), Copenhagen [Denmark], 1987-91; Deputy Head of Mission, Counsellor (Economic and Commercial) and Consul General, Seoul [South Korea], 1991-94; Consul General, Johannesburg, and Director of UK Trade Promotion and Investment, South Africa, 1994-98; High Commissioner, Zimbabwe, 1998-2001.
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