Mogherini appoints new SG for EU foreign service

BRUSSELS, June 15 (KUNA) — EU High Representative Federica Mogherini decided Wednesday to appoint Helga Schmid as Secretary General of European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s foreign service.
The appointment came following the resignation of the French diplomat Alain Le Roy, currently holding the post, for personal reasons.
“I want to warmly thank Alain Le Roy for his remarkable work at the head of the European External Action Service. I also take this opportunity to say that I am looking forward to continuing to work with Helga Schmid, whose current work as Political Director/Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS is an invaluable asset for her future position,” said Mogherini in a statement. This decision will enter into force on September 1st.
According to observers, Schmid, a German diplomat, played a key role in clinching the nuclear deal with Iran and is said to be the brain behind the nuclear negotiations with Tehran. (end) nk.rk