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I know the most prominent candidates to succeed Martin Griffiths after the end of his work as UN envoy in Yemen


The UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, ended his term after giving his last briefing to the Security Council on June 15. .according to Arabic


Kaye served as NATO's Highest Civilian Representative in Afghanistan between April 2019 and May 2020. He previously served as the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2017 to 2018.


He was also the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). From June 2013 until January 2016, after leaving Somalia, he became the British Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa 2016-2017.


He also previously held the position of Director for Africa at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) (2012-2013), where he was responsible for the UK's network of 34 diplomatic missions in sub-Saharan Africa and advised on UK policy priorities in Africa. .


He also served as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2007-10) and Ambassador to Sudan (2010-2012). Prior to working in Africa, he was the UK's Regional Coordinator for Southern Afghanistan and the first head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team for Helmand Province from 2006 to 2007.


 In his previous career with the State Department, he held political positions in London, Spain and Cuba. Prior to joining the Diplomatic Corps, he was involved in teaching English in Cyprus, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Brazil and the United Kingdom. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading and a BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.


Swedish Grundberg


The second candidate is the Swedish Hans Grundberg, who was appointed ambassador to the European Union in Yemen on September 1, 201, and before assuming the current position, he was heading the Gulf Department in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.


He is a career diplomat in Middle Eastern affairs and conflict resolution, often holding joint posts at both Swedish and EU missions abroad.


Previously, he held several diplomatic positions in Cairo and Jerusalem, as well as Brussels, where he chaired the Middle East and Gulf Working Group of the European Council during Sweden's presidency of the European Union in 2009.

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