Afghanistan: Potzel named as UN’s new deputy rep to Afghanistan

KABUL, 19 June 2022, (TON): German diplomat Markus Potzel has been appointed as the UN’s new deputy representative to Afghanistan.

The world body’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said “Potzel would also be in charge of the UN Afghanistan Mission.”

A career diplomat, Potzel served as Germany’s ambassador to Afghanistan from 2014 to 2016. He succeeds Mette Knudsen of Denmark.

Mr. Potzel brings to the position more than 27 years of professional experience in diplomacy and international cooperation, including eight years of professional experience working in and on Afghanistan.

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