UN chief appoints Grundberg of Sweden as UN special envoy for Yemen

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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appointed Hans Grundberg of Sweden as UN special envoy for Yemen, said Farhan Haq, Guterres' deputy spokesman.

Grundberg succeeds Martin Griffiths of Britain, who has been appointed as UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs.

Serving since 2019 as the ambassador of the European Union to Yemen, Grundberg brings over 20 years of experience in international affairs, including over 15 years working in conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation, with focus on the Middle East, said Haq.

Grundberg previously headed the Gulf Division of the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm during the time that Sweden hosted the UN-facilitated negotiations between the Yemeni sides that culminated in the Stockholm Agreement in 2018.

Grundberg is a career diplomat, having served with both Swedish and EU missions abroad, with postings in Cairo and Jerusalem, as well as Brussels. He holds a Master of Science degree in business and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Enditem

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