24 Jun '11, 3pm

British PM appoints new envoys to US, EU, France - Straits Times

British PM appoints new envoys to US, EU, France - Straits Times

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (above) speaks during a joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Lancaster House, in London. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed new ambassadors to Washington, Paris and the EU in a major shake-up of his top diplomatic team, his Downing Street office said on Friday. Mr Cameron's current National Security Advisor, Peter Ricketts, will become the British envoy in Paris while Peter Westmacott, the current British ambassador in France, will move to Washington, it said in a statement. Jon Cunliffe, who is Mr Cameron's advisor on Europe and global issues, is to become the British permanent representative to the European Union in Brussels, it added. The current envoy to the EU, Kim Darroch, will meanwhile return to London to take up the national security advisor post....

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