Asia: Diplomatic Service

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 23rd February 2009.

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Photo of Keith Simpson Keith Simpson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the post of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan is additional to his Department's establishment; and whether the appointment has been made for a fixed period.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

holding answer 12 February 2009

The position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan comes from the reallocation of existing resources within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The appointment has no fixed term but will be kept under periodic review.

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