Greek diplomat nominated for new EU ambassador in Macedonia

Michalis Rokas Photo: EPA-EFE/FAZRY ISMAIL

The high representative of the EU for foreign policy and security - Josep Borel officially nominated the Greek diplomat, Michalis Rokas, as the new ambassador of the European Union in Macedonia.

Roxas is currently the EU Ambassador and Head of the Union Delegation to Malaysia, a post he has held since December 2020.

Previously, Roxas was EU Chargé d'affaires and Head of the Delegation to New Zealand, and then Head of the Delegation Support Department at the European External Action Service (EEAS).

As part of the regular diplomatic rotation, Borrell nominated a total of 44 new heads of delegations and offices and EU chargé d'affaires around the world.

As the EEAS announced, the process of appointing the nominated ambassadors will be formalized after receiving the official approval (agreement) by the host countries.

Among the other newly appointed European ambassadors are Lujji Soreka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aivo Orav in Kosovo, Hans Thomas Osovski in Turkey, Johan Sattler in Montenegro and Miroslav Lajcak in Switzerland.

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