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LUSAKA, July 31 (Xinhua) — The British government has appointed a married couple to be joint high commissioner to Zambia, according to The Post.

    Announcing here Wednesday the appointment of the new high commissioner to Zambia, outgoing British high commissioner to Zambia Alistair Harrison said that Carolyn Davidson and Thomas Carter had been appointed joint British high commissioner to Zambia to take over the position.

    Harrison said that Davidson and Carter would take up their appointment next month.

    “As outgoing high commissioner, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of new high commissioner to the Republic of Zambia; Ms Davidson and Mr Carter are keen to continue to promote the excellent bilateral relations between the UK and Zambia and look forward to their time as joint high commissioner,” Harrison said.

    “The appointment also takes forward the British government’s objective to promote innovative and flexible working patterns.”

    Carter and Davidson are married with two sons.

    Carter joined the British diplomatic service in 1976 while Davidson joined in 1986.

    In their previous appointments, Carter and Davidson worked as deputy heads of mission in Bratislava between 2003 and 2008. 



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