Secretary-General Appoints Rauf Engin Soysal of Turkey Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan

27 September 2010
SG/A/1264-BIO/4247-IHA/1288

Secretary-General Appoints Rauf Engin Soysal of Turkey Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan

27 September 2010
Secretary-General
SG/A/1264
BIO/4247
IHA/1288
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note


Secretary-General Appoints Rauf Engin Soysal of Turkey

 

Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan

 


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Rauf Engin Soysal of Turkey as Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan.


The Secretary-General is grateful to Jean-Maurice Ripert for the important contribution he made over the past year in mobilizing assistance to internally displaced persons in the north of Pakistan and the emergency phase of the flood situation in the country.


Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal brings to this position extensive experience in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy and in-depth knowledge of the region.  Mr. Soysal holds the position of Turkey’s Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs responsible for the Middle East, South Asia and Africa.  He is also Turkish representative on the group of Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Soysal served as the Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan between January 2007 to July 2009.


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