The UK announced Stephen Charles Hitchen as its new ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, starting next month.
Hitchen succeeded Mark Edward Bryson-Richardson, the British government announced on Wednesday.
The top diplomat will assume his new role in July this year, a statement from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) read.
Before his appointment as the UK’s envoy, Hitchen served as the director of the counter-terrorism department at the UK’s FCDO.
“The mission of our embassy is to help our friends in Baghdad and Erbil to strengthen the prosperity, stability, and sovereignty of Iraq,” the new ambassador said in a video message released by the British Consulate General in Erbil.