Neil Wigan OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel in June 2019. Previously, Neil was the Director for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) from November 2015 to September 2018. He has also served as British Ambassador to Somalia (June 2013 to July 2015) and British Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from March 2010 to March 2013. Neil has also worked in the Cabinet Office, working for the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser and with Middle Eastern and EU economic issues within the FCO.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent address to the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu declared himself open to peace with the Palestinians, championed the prospects of normalisation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and warned of the dangers of AI.