Paul Seger appointed Swiss ambassador to Germany

Press release, 27.06.2018

In April 2018, the UN Secretary-General appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, until May head of mission in Berlin, as Special Envoy on Myanmar. Paul Seger, head of mission in Yangon (Myanmar) since October 2015, will become the new ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany, succeeding Ms Schraner Burgener in August 2018.

The appointment becomes effective following approval by the host state.

Paul Seger was born in 1958 in Basel (Basel-Stadt), which is also his place of origin. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Basel, where he went on to obtain a doctorate in law. After joining the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as a desk officer in 1983, he entered the diplomatic service in 1986, and was deployed to Kinshasa, New York (UN) and Buenos Aires. Between these deployments, Mr Seger worked at the head office of the Directorate of International Law, which he headed from 2003 to 2010. During that period, he also served as Swiss ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein, based in Bern. From May 2010 to September 2015, Mr Seger was head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. He is married to Colette Seger-Schneiter and has two adult sons.

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