Britain's Prime Minister May appoints new EU envoy

British PM Theresa May appoints a senior diplomat as envoy to EU. Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters London, United Kingdom Jan 04, 2017, 08.32 PM (IST)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Sir Tim Barrow, a senior career diplomat, as envoy to the European Union, Reuters reported.

The move comes after Sir Ivan Rogers quit as Britain's European Union ambassador with a scathing resignation letter that urged his staff in Brussels to "continue to challenge ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking". 

Tim Barrow is the political director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was a former ambassador to Moscow.

He will take up the new assignment next week, Prime Minister's Downing Street office confirmed, reported Reuters.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)