Footsteps of a Government Minister



Diplomats are well aware of all the intricate details that need to be established when hosting a government minister abroad. They become the priority and all other engagements are secondary to this important and high-level engagement. However have you ever wondered what happens when you become a government minister?

In this special podcast, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa (CEO) has an open conversation with Dr Paul Clark, Acting Chair of Grassroot Diplomat who served as a British politician and government minister for 18 years.

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on:


  • A journey into how a young graduate moved into the powers of Parliament and became a Minister

  • A look into how diplomats give Ministers special treatment

  • What a Transport Minister thinks about diplomats getting special queues at airports

  • Discussing the awkward role of government protocol and etiquette