Former Algerian FM’s name proposed as new Special Envoy on Libya
Former Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum has been nominated as the new Special Envoy on Libya and Head of United Nations Support Mission in the country, Italian news agency Nova reported.
Citing anonymous Algerian sources, Nova stated that the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a formal proposal to the members of the Security Council to appoint the former Algerian Foreign Minister to this post.
In the same context, the Permanent Mission of the Arab League to the United Nations wrote to the Arab delegates to inform them of Guterres’ proposal, pointing out that there is great support from African countries to finally bring an African candidate to the post.
However, Libyan diplomatic sources told Nova thatBoukadoum’s candidacy could be opposed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Russia.
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