AVA- The Secretary General said: “I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Sir Nicholas Kay as NATO's next Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. He will take up his appointment in March 2019. Sir Nicholas knows Afghanistan well, having served for more than a year as the United Kingdom's ambassador in Kabul. I congratulate him on his appointment, and wish him every success as NATO continues to support Afghanistan on its path toward greater security and lasting peace. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Senior Civilian Representative, Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann, for his excellent service. His active engagement with the Afghan government and civil society was a crucial part of NATO's efforts in Afghanistan, and I greatly value his counsel.”
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Sir Nicholas Kay will bring a wealth of experience on the political developments in Afghanistan in his new role as NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative and I would like to thank him for his tireless work as the British Ambassador to Afghanistan. Despite the violence, we have seen tentative steps towards a peace process beginning t

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