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Secretary-General Appoints Staffan de Mistura Special Envoy for Syria,
Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy Deputy Special Envoy for Syria
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as his Special Envoy for Syria. The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to reiterate his deepest gratitude to Lakhdar Brahimi for his concerted efforts and contributions to the search for peace in Syria.
The Special Envoy will provide good offices aimed at bringing an end to all violence and human rights violations, and promoting a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.
The Special Envoy will be guided in this endeavour by relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council, and the United Nations protection agenda. He will consult broadly and engage with all relevant interlocutors within and outside Syria, in order to end the violence and facilitate a peaceful Syrian-led and inclusive political solution that meets the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people.
In addition, after consultation with Secretary General Nabil ElAraby of the League of Arab States, the Secretary-General announced today the appointment of Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy as the Deputy Special Envoy for Syria.
The Secretary-General calls on the international community, including the Security Council, and the Syrian parties to give Mr. de Mistura and his Deputy strong, clear and unified support in order to allow him to succeed in his mission.
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