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Swedish Diplomat to Head OSCE Office in Belarus

Swedish career diplomat Ake Peterson will head the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Minsk, RFE/RL's Belarus Service and Belapan reported on 11 July, citing the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

Peterson was appointed to his position earlier this month by the OSCE chairman in office, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel.

Peterson, who is expected in Minsk in late August, will replace Eberhard Heyken of Germany, whose term expired last month.

(RFE/RL 12.viii.05)

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