The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Tuesday that career diplomat George Wilfred Talbot has been appointed as Guyana’s next resident Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary to the Federative Republic of Brazil.
The Ambassador has been serving in the position of Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations since January 2012.
Talbot, who joined the Foreign Service in 1993 after working in the Private Sector from 1981 to 1986, is the current non-resident Ambassador to the State of Israel and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry, the latest Foreign Service appointee has “extensive experience” in representing Guyana at international forums on economic, social, political and other related issues.
Talbot has held several posts on United Nations intergovernmental bodies. He has served as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee of the UN General Assembly, Vice President on the UNICEF Executive Board, Vice Chairman for Commission on Sustainable Development, Vice Chairman on the United Nations Forum on Forests and most recently as co-facilitator of preparations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
The diplomat has a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages (Spanish/French) from the University of Guyana. He speaks four languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. He was once a part-time Spanish lecturer at the University of Guyana.
Talbot is married to Grace Talbot and they have one son, Joel Ephraim.