Argentina granted its placet to Edgar John Hughes who has been appointed as the next British Ambassador in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the official announcement this Friday indicating the placet was communicated to London April 1.
Mr. Hughes will be replacing Ambassador Sir Robin Christopher who this year retires from the Foreign Service.
The incoming Ambassador was born in 1947, is married and has two sons.
Ambassador Hughes entered the Foreign Service in 1973 and has held posts in Oslo, Washington, Santiago, Madrid and Caracas.
In 1981 Ambassador Hughes was a member of the UK delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe held in Madrid; 1981/82 member of the Security and Cooperation in Europe Unit and in 1982/83 the Falklands Emergency Unit.
Hughes is expected to take charge of the British diplomatic mission in Buenos Aires in November.