UK appoints new charge d’affaires for Afghanistan

UK government on Friday announced that Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed charge d’affaires ad interim of the UK Mission to Afghanistan, currently based in Doha.

Chatterton Dickson will take up his appointment next month, the UK Foreign &Commonwealth Office said in a statement.

Dickson worked as deputy ambassador and charge d’affaires of the UK embassy in Kabul during 2013-2015.

He has also served as diplomat in Bangladesh, Balkans, US and the Philippines.

Dickson succeeds Hugo Shorter who will be transferring to another diplomatic service appointment.