Michael Aron new British ambassador to Sudan

The successor of Britain’s Ambassador to Sudan Peter Tibber is Michael Aron. He will leave to Sudan from the Embassy to Libya in June.

Michael Aron has been appointed as ambassador to Sudan in succession to Peter Tibber. Aron worked in Sudan between 1981 and 1983 as a secondary school English teacher in Ed Damer, capital of River Nile State. He will take up his appointment later this year.

After studying Arabic at Leeds University, his carreer focused on the Middle East and North Africa, including as Ambassador to Kuwait, Iraq and most recently, Libya. He will leave Tunis, where the Embassy to Libya is currently based, in June.

Aron said: "I am delighted to be returning to Sudan after 30 years. I have very fond memories of the charm, hospitality and generosity of the Sudanese people I met and worked with and I look forward to renewing friendships, developing new relationships and working with all parties to help Sudan overcome the challenges it faces."