The European Union Announces New Ambassador To Belarus

The head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini nominated Dirk Schuebel for the position of new Head of the EU delegation in Belarus, the EEAS press-service reports.

Formally, Dirk Schuebel will be appointed after Minsk gives its consent to the appointment. After that, he will replace Andrea Wiktorin, present Head of the EU representative office, who has held this post since 2015.

Dirk Schuebel. Photo: Minsk Dialogue

Andrea Wiktorin will hold a similar post in Armenia. Dirk Schuebel, who is currently Head of the EEAS Russia Division, has been to Belarus several times before.

Back then he came as Head of the Department of Bilateral Cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Countries of the EEAS. Besides, he headed the EU delegation at the meetings of the Belarus-EU coordination group.

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Dirk Schuebel was born in East Germany but spend most of his life in the Federal Republic of Germany. In Brussels, he worked as political desk officer for Hungary to bring it into the union.

He served as Head of Political, Press and Information Section and Acting Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine.