President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote has received the credentials of the non-resident Austrian Ambassador to Fiji Dr. Bernard Zimburg at Borron House.
Ambassador Zimburg presented his credentials today after inspecting a guard of honour by officers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Zimburg was Austrian Ambassador to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Vanuatu between 2012 and 2016.
He began his career in Foreign Service at Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984 and served at different Austrian permanent missions in various capacities until his appointment as Ambassador to Algeria.
Ambassador Zimburg completed his legal studies at the University of Innsbruck where he graduated with a Doctor of Law qualification and also completed a course in International Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
He will be based in Canberra, Australia.