Foreign Secretary Confirms Appointment of New Ambassador to Mali

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has confirmed the appointment of Cat Smith as the new Ambassador to Mali. She will begin her new role in April 2018 and she replaces Alice Walpole. Smith was previously the Deputy Head of Mission in Addis Abada, a role she has held since 2015. In addition to her new role, Smith will also be the non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.