New UK Ambassador to Libya

Mr Peter Millett CMG has been appointed as the British Ambassador to Libya, in succession to Mr Michael Aron, who will become the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Sudan in July.

Mr Millett will take up his appointment during July 2015.

Mr Millett has served in Doha, UKRep Brussels, Athens, Nicosia and Amman.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Libya, Mr Millett said:

"The current crisis in Libya is of enormous importance to the United Kingdom and to Europe. I am honoured to have an opportunity to contribute to international efforts to bring stability, security and renewed prosperity for the Libyan people.

"The presence of extremists and terrorists in Libya and the ongoing fighting means that an early political solution and a Government of National Unity is essential to mobilise all Libyans behind a common agenda. I hope that, during my tenure, the British Embassy can return to Tripoli and help to tackle the future rebuilding of the country."

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name Peter Joseph Millett CMG

2011- 2015 Amman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2005 - 2010 Nicosia, British High Commissioner

2002 – 2005 FCO, Director, Security

2001 – 2002 FCO, Counsellor, Counter Terrorism Policy Department

1997 – 2001 Athens, Deputy Head of Mission

1996 – 1997 FCO, Head, Allowances Review Team

1993 – 1996 FCO, Head, Personnel Policy

1989 – 1993 UKRep Brussels, First Secretary (Energy)

1988 – 1989 FCO, Desk Officer, United Nations Department

1986 -1988 FCO, Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary

1985 – 1986 FCO, Postings Officer, Personnel Operations Department

1981 – 1985 Doha, Second Secretary (Political)

1980 – 1981 Full-time Arabic language training

(Source: UK FCO)

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