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Algeria's Brahimi Takes Over As UN Envoy To Syria

Subrina Hudson |
August 17, 2012 | 12:29 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Brahimi brings a long record of working in the Arab and Muslim world. (TheElders/Wikimedia Commons)
Brahimi brings a long record of working in the Arab and Muslim world. (TheElders/Wikimedia Commons)
Lakhdar Brahimi, former Algerian foreign minister and longtime U.N. diplomat, has agreed to replace former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria, the United Nations announced on Friday.

Brahimi is known as a strong-willed, independent broker and served as a U.N. envoy in Afghanistan and Iraq. He will resume efforts for a diplomatic solution to Syria’s crisis said Eduardo del Buey, deputy spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to The Christian Science Monitor.

“The violence and the suffering in Syria must come to an end. The Secretary-General appreciates Mr. Brahimi’s willingness to bring his considerable talents and experience to this crucial task for which he will need, and rightly expects, the strong, clear and unified support of the international community, including the Security Council,” said del Buey.

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