Secretary-General Announces Appointment of Nasser Al-Kidwa as Joint Arab League-United Nations Deputy Representative for Syria

21 August 2012
SG/SM/14475

Secretary-General Announces Appointment of Nasser Al-Kidwa as Joint Arab League-United Nations Deputy Representative for Syria

21 August 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14475
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Announces Appointment of Nasser Al-Kidwa as Joint

Arab League-United Nations Deputy Representative for Syria

 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is pleased, along with Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby of the League of Arab States, to announce the appointment today of Nasser Al-Kidwa as their Deputy Joint Special Representative for Syria.

Mr. Al-Kidwa brings to the position his extensive diplomatic experience and deep knowledge of the region, in addition to his recent involvement in United Nations peacemaking efforts in Syria as Deputy to Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan.

In his prior career, Mr. Al-Kidwa served in various functions with the Palestinian National Authority, including as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2006, and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations from 1991 to 2005.

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