The European Union currently has nine Special Representatives in different countries and regions of the world.
Mr Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin was appointed EU Special Representative (EUSR) in Afghanistan as of 1 September 2013. He was until recently Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark and former Danish Ambassador to Afghanistan. His mandate is to promote EU policy objectives in Afghanistan. These include contributing to the implementation of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration; leading the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Afghanistan and Pakistan, in so far as it concerns Afghanistan, thereby working with EU Member States’ representatives in Afghanistan; and supporting the pivotal role played by the United Nations (UN) in Afghanistan with particular emphasis on contributing to better coordinated international assistance.
Twitter account: @AmbMellbin