Chosen to replace Kofi Annan, who left office last ThursdayFolha Online 06/08/2012 21:42BBC 08/06/2012 21:42
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “close” to announce the successor to Kofi Annan as special envoy to Syria, though, for now, the organization avoids talking about names.“We are close to the ad, but are not there yet”, said on Monday the spokesman for the Secretary-General, Martin Nesirky, when asked about when you know the replacement for Annan, who resigned his post on Thursday last Monday.The spokesman declined to talk about the names listed to occupy the post of international mediator and merely stated that “when there is a decision, it will be announced.”Nesirky recognized that, besides the heads of the Arab League, Ban Ki-moon has “extensive consultations” with members of the Security Council and other key figures of the international community voted on whether to treat the bloody crisis that shakes Syria.SPECULATIONSince Annan’s resignation, several names have been speculated, including the former Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, and his compatriot Javier Solana, former secretary general of NATO and former High Representative of the European Union (EU) for the Common Foreign and Security.
Google translate HERE.
One possible step closer to Jerusalem for the AoD? Somewhere “pitching his tents” ring a bell. I do not know, but will stay watching. We can not be to far now.
Thanks Denise for sending this article.
Update by Justasheep:
New development tonight is that former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi is likely to be named as the new special envoy to Syria.
There were some caveats in the articles I’ve read that it isn’t final until it’s announced officially sometime next week – and that last minute changes do sometimes happen due to objections by other governments or concerns of the selected candidate.