Tag teaming Ambassadors
August 21, 2011 8:55 AM Subscribe
A husband and wife ambassador team leave soon for Armenia.
posted by k8t (16 comments total)
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The UK has found a solution to the challenge of "trailing" foreign service spouses.
Foreign service life is incredibly hard on families
. "Trailing" spouses have trouble finding work, kids have to adjust to moving regularly, and because foreign service officers' evaluations are so intense, finding a way for both spouse to advance (if they're both in the foreign service) is even tougher.
But it looks like the UK has found a solution, or at least they're trying one.
This next rotation for the Aves-Leach family is going to be a little different: "Jonathan Aves and his wife Katherine Leach will take turns to be the ambassador to Armenia, each doing the job for four months while the other spends that time looking after their children."
Based on their CVs
, both have extensive experience in the former USSR and are well-qualified for the post.
Reaction amongst the Armenian press and blogosphere is more positive than this Daily Mail article portrays it, for what it's worth.