Cecilia Björner appointed Ambassador to the Holy See and Valletta

Cecilia Björner appointed Ambassador to the Holy See and Valletta

The government has appointed Cecilia Björner Ambassador to the Holy See and Valletta, stationed in Stockholm. Cecilia Björner todays serves as Director-General for International Development Cooperation.

She has previously served Ambassador and anti-terrorism coordinator at the Foreign Ministry’s Security Policy Department. Ambassador Björner joined the Swedish foreign service 1991 and has worked as a diplomat in the fields of international development cooperation, UN-affairs, EU-cooperation and Eastern Europe. She has previously served as Ambassador to Budapest.

Before she joined the MFA she also worked at the Swedish Export Credit Guarantee Board (EKN) and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). During her years with the foreign service she has also been seconded to the UN (UNDP, OCHA and UNHCR).

Cecilia Björner will take up her new position September 2016.

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