Transcript of interview: David Colvin, 2017-08 - 2018
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- 2017-08 - 2018
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Biographical / Historical
After a short spell as Assistant Principal, Board of Trade, 1966, Colvin joined the Foreign (later Diplomatic) Service in 1967 and during his diplomatic career served in the following posts: Central Departmentt, Foreign Office, 1967; Second Secretary, Bangkok [Thailand], 1968-71; European Integration Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1971-75; First Secretary, Paris [France], 1975-77; First Secretary (Press and Information), UK Permanent Representation to the European Community, 1977-82; Assistant Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1982-85; Counsellor and Head of Chancery, Budapest [Hungary], 1985-88; Head, South East Asian Department, FCO, 1988-91; Minister, Rome [Italy], 1992-96; Ambassador to Belgium, 1996-2001.
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