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Brahimi named U.N. – Arab League envoy to Syria

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United Nations: Former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi on Friday was named as joint U.N.-Arab League special representative for Syria, replacing Kofi Annan as the international mediator tasked with finding a solution to end 18 months of violence.

Brahimi served as a U.N. envoy in Iraq and Afghanistan and is a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders working toward global peace.

“The secretary-general of the United Nations is pleased, along with Secretary-General Nabil Al-Arabi of the Arab League, to announce the appointment today of Lakhdar Brahimi as their joint special representative for Syria,â€‌ the United Nations said in a statement issued in New York City.


Posted by on August 17, 2012. Filed under Africa,Asia,Syria,United Nations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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