Secretary-General appoints former Lebanese minister as new head of UN mission in Libya

New York: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Tarek Mitri of Lebanon as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to the UN chief’s spokesperson.

Mitri will succeed Ian Martin who will complete his assignment on 14 October this year.

“The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. Martin for his dedicated service during his tenure in UNSMIL over the past year,” Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

Mitri hails from an academic background and held several ministerial portfolios with the Government of Lebanon between 2005 and 2011.

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