A diplomat is a person appointed by a country to conduct diplomacy with another state or international organization. The main functions of diplomats revolve around the representation and protection of the interests and nationals of the sending state, as well as the promotion of information and friendly relations.

Diplomats are the oldest form of any of the foreign policy institutions of the state, predating by centuries foreign ministers and ministerial offices.

Read more about Diplomat:  Etymology, Terminology, Function, Training, Status and Public Image, Psychology, Uniform

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León De Greiff - Diplomat
... In 1958, upon his return to Colombia and after pressure from Juan Lozano y Lozano, President Alberto Lleras Camargo appointed de Greiff as First Secretary to the Colombian Embassy in Sweden, a post he held from June 16, 1959 to September 30, 1963 ... Lozano y Lozano had originally proposed de Greiff assume the post of Colombian Ambassador to Sweden, but President Lleras Camargo resisted this, considering him to be too “bohemian” to represent the nation in that post ...
Diplomat - Uniform
... From about 1800 to after the Second World War, diplomats from most countries wore official uniforms at public occasions ...
List Of Empire Ships (D) - Suffix Beginning With D - Empire Diplomat
... Empire Diplomat was a 6,498 GRT tanker which was built by J Brown Co Ltd, Clydebank ... Launched in 1926 as British Diplomat for the British Tanker Co Ltd ...
Andre Birleanu - Early Life
... He is the only child of Vladimir Birleanu, a Russian diplomat, and Carmen Bîrleanu, a Romanian diplomat ... father with whom he travelled most of his life, as he was a diplomat under the soviet diplomatic corp ...
Stéphane Hessel - Human Rights Advocate, Diplomat
... He was a member of the French division of the International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and was a founding member of the Collegium International and served as vice president ... He was a member of the Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme and the Haut Conseil de la coopération internationale ...

Famous quotes containing the word diplomat:

    The verdict on Prince Metternich will soon be out: An excellent diplomat and a bad politician.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter who’s allowed to sit down occasionally.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921)