Monday 16 September, 2019

British High Commissioner marries inquisitiveness with diplomacy

Asif Ahmad

Asif Ahmad

British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad celebrates his first year in the job and has hit the ground running.

Outlining what he wants to accomplish and how he would like to see closer ties between Jamaica and Britain, he has made a concerted effort to get to know the country and its culture.

He has traversed the length and the breadth of  Jamaica, to familiarise himself with issues and get a better understanding of what weighs on Jamaicans’ minds.

Affable, intelligent and informed, Ahmad says, “ In every country I’ve served in, the temptation is to live in your bubble. You meet the same people and get a skewed view of the world because they tell you about how things are in their day to day lives. I’ve made a point to engage.”

Watch this Ramon Lindsay Loop video on how Asif Ahmad goes about the business of diplomacy in Jamaica.

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