Appointment of EU Special Representative for Sudan

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Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has spoken about the appointment of Dame Rosalind Marsden, former British Ambassador to Sudan, as the EU Special Representative for Sudan.

Speaking about Dame Rosalind’s appointment, Mr Bellingham said:

“I want to send my warm congratulations to Dame Rosalind Marsden on her appointment as EU Special Representative for Sudan. Now is a critical time for Sudan with the Referenda on Southern independence and the status of Abyei less than six months away and with ongoing concerns about the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur. Rosalind will bring direct experience to her new role following her time as British Ambassador to Sudan over the last three years. I am delighted that we have someone of Rosalind’s experience to lead the EU’s work on Sudan and we look forward to working with her in her new role.”