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UN chief to name new Libya envoy after Palestinian candidate blocked by US

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    UN chief to name new Libya envoy after Palestinian candidate blocked by US
    June 18, 2017 09:29
    It was a long, rare contentious search.
    Antonio Guterres

    UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was set to name a former Lebanese culture minister as new UN envoy to Libya, ending an unusually contentious four-month search that followed US rejection of his first suggestion. Guterres on Friday officially put forward Ghassan Salame, a professor of International Relations and Conflict Resolution at Sciences-Po in Paris, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday. Diplomats said objections were unlikely and the UN Security Council will greenlight the appointment on Tuesday.

    The council must agree by consensus on the appointment of special envoys. Traditionally, the UN chief informally discusses candidates with the 15-member body to ensure agreement before officially proposing a name. The search for a successor to Martin Kobler, a German diplomat who has served as the UN representative in Libya since November 2015, began in February when Guterres proposed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job.

  2. Hol

    Hol Worships Him Staff Member

    Praying Nikki Haley sees through any smoke & mirrors.
  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    This bit wouldn't be hard.

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