define Embessy and High Commission

@yugasini (12813)
Anantapur, India
July 25, 2009 1:15pm CST
hi mylot friends, what is meant by Embassy and High Commission,kindly define and differentiate the difference about Embassy and High Commission,explain please?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Hello Yugasini...below are definitions found on the internet. I hope they help you! Karen "High Commission: Oversees major programs in protecting human rights and implementing international rights agreements." ...hence, this commission acts as an overseer, where an ambassador is more of a representative than an over-seer. "The word embassy comes from the French ambassade, or office of the ambassador. Ambassadors are high-ranking diplomatic representatives who serve as spokespersons for their national governments. If one country recognizes the sovereignty of another, they generally establish an embassy there. Embassies take care of the same administrative duties as consulates, but they also represent their governments abroad. " Karen
@yugasini (12813)
• Anantapur, India
26 Jul 09
hi karen, thanks for the response,i have find the right answer in your description...have a nice day
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
Hi yugasini, Embassy and High Commission are the place where the diplomat for certain country stay and manage their operation related to the diplomacy there. For the British commonwealth country, they refer Embassy for the non-commonwealth country and High Commission is for commonwealth country. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
@yugasini (12813)
• Anantapur, India
26 Jul 09
hi akuler, thanks for the response and description about the difference in Embassy and High Commission thanks for the same have a nice day