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Diplomatic Service

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department has appointed a Special Representative to a particular region since 1997. (256614)

Special Representatives have been appointed by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, to the Great Lakes (1998), Sierra Leone (2002), Iraq (2003), South Caucasus (2003), Sudan (2003), Nepal (2003), Darfur (Peace Talks) 2006, Middle East (and Special Projects) 2007, Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009).

In addition, Special Representatives and Special Envoys are appointed by the Prime Minister.