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Sweden Appoints New UN Ambassador

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Sweden’s New UN Ambassador

The Swedish Government today appointed Ambassador Olof Skoog as Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York.

Mr Skoog most recently served as Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Jakarta, with responsibility for the EU’s relations with Indonesia, Brunei and ASEAN.

Previously, he was the first holder of the post of Permanent Chair of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) in Brussels within the framework of the European External Action Service.

Within the Swedish Foreign Service, Mr Skoog has served as Director-General for Political Affairs and as the Swedish PSC Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels.

His previous postings include Havana, Vienna and New York, and he has served as Ambassador in Bogotá.

Mr Skoog will take up his post as UN Ambassador in March 2015.


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