Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, Patrick Suckling, is heading to Samoa.
He is scheduled to be in Apia on Monday 6 February, on his first official visit to Samoa in his capacity as the Ambassador for the Environment.
During his time here, he will meet with high-level government officials and other stakeholders to discuss Australia’s position and ongoing assistance for climate change projects in Samoa.
Mr. Suckling is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), most recently serving as Australia’s High Commissioner in New Delhi.
He was previously posted overseas as Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington.
In Australia, Mr. Suckling has served as First Assistant Secretary, Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division, D.F.A.T.; First Assistant Secretary, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Assistant Secretary A.P.E.C. Branch, D.F.A.T.; and Director, Trade Finance Section, D.F.A.T.