Belize now has an official ambassador to the Republic of Austria by the name of Joel Nagel. An online publication stated that the Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed Nagel during a ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna earlier this month. Nagel was received by Austrian President, Heinz Fischer. Nagel is of the firm, Nagel & Associates and is now expected to focus on activities in Vienna that revolve around trade investment, development assistance and culture and tourism promotion for Belize. Nagel will also serve as Permanent Representative to the country’s United Nations offices in Vienna.