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Dr Antony Stokes LVO commenced his appointment as British Ambassador to Vietnam in November 2010. Prior to this he was Head of Mission in Riga (2009 – 2010).
As Head of South Asia Group (2005 – 2008), Dr Stokes was responsible for relations with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives. In Seoul (2000 – 2004), he dealt with the United Kingdom’s relations with the Republic of Korea and with the DPRK, and in Bangkok (1996 – 1999) was accredited to Thailand and to the Lao PDR.
Dr Stokes has covered a number of security issues at the FCO including European security policy. He has represented the FCO on the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. HM The Queen awarded him the honour of LVO in 1996.
Before joining the FCO in 1994 he worked in private sector management roles. He has a PhD from University College London and an MA in electrical sciences from Queens’ College, Cambridge.