Diplomatic Service

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th 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 how many times his Department has appointed a Special Representative to a particular region since 1997.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Special Representatives have been appointed by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, to the Great Lakes (1998), Sierra Leone (2002), Iraq (2003), South Caucasus (2003), Sudan (2003), Nepal (2003), Darfur (Peace Talks) 2006, Middle East (and Special Projects) 2007, Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009).

In addition, Special Representatives and Special Envoys are appointed by the Prime Minister.

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