The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland recognized the independence of the Republic of Moldova on 31 December 1991.
The Republic of Moldova and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland established diplomatic relations on 17 January 1992.
First British Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Bernard Whiteside was accredited on 30 July 2002.
Current Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Keith Shannon, took up his post on 1 April 2009.
First Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United Kingdom was appointed Mrs. Mariana Durleşteanu, who was officially accredited to the Court of St. James’s in March 2005.
Currently, Mrs Mihaela Manoli, Counsellor of the Embassy, is Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in London.