Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Paul Grigson on Thursday presented his credentials to President Joko Widodo at the Merdeka State Palace in Jakarta.

Grigson replaces Greg Moriarty who served as Ambassador from 2010.

Previously Grigson was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, having served as Ambassador to Thailand (2008-2010).

He has also served as Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar) (2003-2004); as Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville (2000); and Counsellor, later Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh (1993-1995). He was Australias Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2014.

Grigson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Journalism from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Letters from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.


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