Government appoints Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process
The Government today appointed Per Örnéus, Ambassador at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), as Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process.
The Special Envoy will be based in Stockholm and will focus on promoting a long-term and peaceful solution to the conflict, in line with similar special envoys that many countries have.
The Special Envoy will maintain contact with other envoys and Swedish and international stakeholders. Sweden has similar Stockholm-based envoys for several other peace processes and priority policy areas.
Ambassador Per Örnéus has worked at the MFA for over 25 years, most recently as Special Envoy for Humanitarian Issues. Previously, Mr Örnéus was head of the MFA's Department for Multilateral Development Cooperation. Mr Örnéus has also served as Ambassador and Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York.
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