British Diplomat is New EU Special Representative for Sudan

Rosalind Marsden, the new European Union special representative for SUdan, seen here flanked by two Sudanese soldiers. Photo by: Foreign and Commonwealth Office / CC BY ND Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeCC BY ND

British diplomat Rosalind Marsden is the new European Union Special Representative for Sudan.

Marsden, who has most recently been the U.K. ambassador to Sudan, will begin her term on Sept. 1. She will be replacing Torben Brylle.

Marsden will represent European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton in all international efforts in Sudan, including in the preparations for upcoming referenda in South Sudan and Abyei.

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