04/10/2001
Press Release
AFG/148
SC/7164



PRESS STATEMENT ON SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN

BY PRESIDENT OF SECURITY COUNCIL


Following is today’s statement on Afghanistan by Security Council President Richard Ryan (Ireland):


Council members, this morning, warmly welcomed the decision by the Secretary-General to reappoint Lakhdar Brahimi as his Special Representative for Afghanistan.  Mr. Brahimi will oversee the humanitarian and political efforts of the United Nations, and he will work to develop plans for the rehabilitation of Afghanistan.  His appointment should provide a powerful injection to United Nations efforts to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.  Council members wish

Mr. Brahimi very good fortune in his new position as Special Representative.  Members look forward to meeting with him at the earliest opportunity, and I have sought such a meeting as President of the Council.


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