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UN picks on new Syria envoy

2012-08-17 00:53:13 GMT2012-08-17 08:53:13(Beijing Time)  SINA English

Prominent Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to take over from Kofi Annan as UN and Arab League special envoy on Syria. (Photo/Agencies)

Prominent Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to take over from Kofi Annan as UN and Arab League special envoy on Syria.

The 74-year-old Annan has decided not to renew his mandate for another term, explaining that he "had not received the support that was required.”

Lakhdar Brahimi was initially considered a favorite for the post, however, he withheld his consent to become just the new envoy. He proposed to amend the title and powers of the mission.

After relevant decisions of the UN Security Council the Algerian accepted the proposal.

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