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Luxembourg, 19 April 2007

8623/07 (Presse 82)

Council appoints Mr Torben BRYLLE as new EU Special Representative for Sudan

The Council adopted a Decision appointing Mr Torben BRYLLE (Denmark) as European Union Special Representative for Sudan as from 1 May 2007.

Mr. Torben BRYLLE will replace Mr. Pekka Haavisto (Finland) who was appointed EUSR for Sudan on 18 July 2005.

The mandate of the EUSR for Sudan is set out in Joint Action 2007/108/CFSP[1]


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  • Attached: CV of Mr. Torben BRYLLE
  • See also statement by HR Solana S 125/07


Curriculum Vitae of Torben Brylle

EU Special Representative for Sudan

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH: Copenhagen, 7 July 1948



Master of Political Science, University of Copenhagen – 1977;

Studies in Economics; African Development (Legon, Ghana)

Languages: Danish, English, French, Swedish


2007 Ambassador (designate) of Denmark to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Sudan; residence Cairo, Egypt.

2001 – 2007 Ambassador of Denmark to the Republic of South Africa; accredited to Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar, Botswana and SADC; Ambassador (designate) to DRC, Equatorial Guinea

1997 – 2001 Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen

1996 - 1997 Head of Department (Middle East, the Gulf, North Africa and Latin America)

1994 - 1997 Director of Ministers' Cabinet (Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation)

1991 - 1994 Head of Department (Southern Africa)

1989 - 1991 Deputy Head of Department (Policy and Planning)

1987 - 1989 Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

1986 - 1987 Deputy Head of Department (Development), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1983 - 1986 First Secretary/Counsellor, Danish Embassy, Paris

1978 - 1983 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen

[1] OJ L 46 16.2.2007, p. 63

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