Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sudan
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Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.
Mr Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan in succession to Dr Peter Tibber, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Aron will take up his appointment later this year.
After studying Arabic at Leeds University and before joining the FCO in 1984 Mr Aron worked as an English teacher in Ed Damer Secondary School in northern Sudan for two years. Since then his FCO career has been focussed on the Middle East and North Africa, including as Ambassador to Kuwait, Iraq and most recently Libya. He will be leaving Tunis, where the Embassy to Libya is currently based, in June.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, Mr Aron has said:
I am delighted to be returning to Sudan after 30 years. I have very fond memories of the charm, hospitality and generosity of the Sudanese people I met and worked with and I look forward to renewing friendships, developing new relationships and working with all parties to help Sudan overcome the challenges it faces.
|Full name:||Michael Aron|
|2012 – Present||Tripoli, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2011 – 2012||Baghdad, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2010 – 2011||FCO, Head of Middle East Department|
|2008 – 2009||Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2006 – 2008||Brussels, EU Director and Head of Scottish Government EU Office|
|2002 – 2006||UKRep Brussels, Political Counsellor|
|1999 – 2002||Amman, Deputy Head of Mission|
|1997 – 1999||FCO, Head of Comprehensive Spending Review Team and then Head of Management Consultancy Services|
|1996 – 1997||FCO, Deputy Head of Middle East Department|
|1993 – 1996||UKMis New York, First Secretary Middle East and Cyprus|
|1991 – 1993||FCO, Desk Officer, Middle East Peace Process, Near East and North Africa Department|
|1988 – 1991||Brasilia, First Secretary Commercial and Economic|
|1986 – 1988||FCO, Desk Officer European Community Department|
|1986||Secondment to European Commission|
|1985||UKMis New York, Conference Support Officer 1985 General Assembly|
|1984 – 1985||FCO, Assistant Desk Officer for Iran, Middle East Department|
|1981 – 1983||English Teacher in Ed Damer, Nile Province, Sudan|
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