EU announces first head of delegation to London after Brexit

BRUSSELS, European Union High Representative Josep Borrell Friday announced the appointment of a Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida as the first Head of the future EU Delegation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This has been duly notified to the United Kingdom. Vale de Almeida will take up his new functions on 1 February 2020 after the UK leaves the EU on 31 January, Borrell’s office said in a statement.

As of that date, the United Kingdom will be a third country and as a consequence, the representation of the Union will be ensured by an EU Delegation.

Joao Vale de Almeida is a senior European Union diplomat, who served as EU Ambassador to the United Nations from 2015 to 2019, and previously as the first EU Ambassador to the United States of America, from 2010 to 2014.

Source: Kuwait News Agency