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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya

Peter Millett has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Libya.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Peter Millett CMG

Mr Peter Millett CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya in succession to Mr Michael Aron, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Millett will take up his appointment during July 2015.

Mr Millett has served in Doha, UKRep Brussels, Athens, Nicosia and Amman.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Libya, Mr Millett said:

The current crisis in Libya is of enormous importance to the United Kingdom and to Europe. I am honoured to have an opportunity to contribute to international efforts to bring stability, security and renewed prosperity for the Libyan people.

The presence of extremists and terrorists in Libya and the ongoing fighting means that an early political solution and a Government of National Unity is essential to mobilise all Libyans behind a common agenda. I hope that, during my tenure, the British Embassy can return to Tripoli and help to tackle the future rebuilding of the country.


Full name Peter Joseph Millett CMG
2011- 2015 Amman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2005 - 2010 Nicosia, British High Commissioner
2002 – 2005 FCO, Director, Security
2001 – 2002 FCO, Counsellor, Counter Terrorism Policy Department
1997 – 2001 Athens, Deputy Head of Mission
1996 – 1997 FCO, Head, Allowances Review Team
1993 – 1996 FCO, Head, Personnel Policy
1989 – 1993 UKRep Brussels, First Secretary (Energy)
1988 – 1989 FCO, Desk Officer, United Nations Department
1986 -1988 FCO, Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary
1985 – 1986 FCO, Postings Officer, Personnel Operations Department
1981 – 1985 Doha, Second Secretary (Political)
1980 – 1981 Full-time Arabic language training

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Published 10 April 2015