Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin was today appointed EU Special Representative in Afghanistan.
Ambassador Skjold Mellbin is a senior Danish diplomat with more than 25 years of experience, most recently as Denmark’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He will take office on 1 September, with his mandate initially running until 30 June 2014. The Special Representative will also head the EU delegation in Kabul.
Mr Skjold Mellbin will lead the EU delegation in Afghanistan through the presidential and provincial elections planned for April 2014 and will direct EU support for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections in 2015.