Per Örnéus appointed Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process

Per Örnéus appointed Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process

The Government has appointed Ambassador Per Örnéus as Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process. He most recently served as Special Envoy for Humanitarian Issues. Previously, Per Örnéus was Head of the Department for Multilateral Development Cooperation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and served as Ambassador and Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York.

Ambassador Örnéus 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. In his role,Ambassador Örnéus will maintain contact with other envoys and Swedish and international stakeholders.

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