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UK’s Johnson appoints Edward Lister as new Gulf envoy

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Edward Lister as his new special envoy for the Gulf, Downing Street said on Friday.

“The Gulf is a pivotal region both economically and geopolitically. I’m very pleased to be sending Lord Udny-Lister to work with our partners there and to unlock its potential,” Johnson said.

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“His appointment marks my ambition to achieve a wholescale modernization of our Gulf relationships, creating jobs and driving prosperity at home while delivering on our priorities and values overseas.”

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