The British Foreign Office has appointed Karen Elizabeth Betts as the new Ambassador of the UK to Morocco. The British diplomat succeeds Clive Alderton who has been based in Rabat since December 2012
Ms Betts currently serves as Counsel at the Embassy of Great Britain in Washington, USA , where she is responsible for foreign and security policy. She joined the Foreign Office in 2001. Betts was also a national security adviser to the British government.
The diplomat is expected to take up her post in Rabat in September. Betts has also been named as non-resident Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Mauritania.
Former Ambassador Clive Alderton, returns to London for the post of Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.