WATCH: Exclusive interview with Karen Pierce, UK envoy to UN

In her first television interview since taking office on March 26, Ambassador Karen Pierce, Britain's new permanent representative to the United Nations spoke exclusively to Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj.

Ambassador Pierce replaced Matthew Rycroft, who has been posted as the secretary of the Department for International Development in the British government.

Pierce is the first woman in the history of the UK to hold this important position. Earlier, she had served as Director of the Department of Political Affairs at the British Foreign Office and had also previously served as Deputy British Ambassador to the United Nations from 2006 to 2009.

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