Announcement of new diplomatic appointments: Rachael Bedlington and Christopher Cooter

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August 14, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:

Rachael Bedlington becomes Consul General in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (People’s Republic of China). Ms. Bedlington replaces Jeff Nankivell.

Christopher Cooter becomes High Commissioner in the Republic of South Africa. Mr. Cooter replaces Sandra McCardell.

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