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Mauritanian Foreign Minister Cheikh Ahmed could be the new UN envoy to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

GENEVA – Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed could be the new UN envoy to Libya. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, would have chosen the head of Nouakchott’s diplomacy as successor to the resigned Ghassan Salamé, after the candidacy of the former Foreign Minister of Algeria, Ramtan Lamamra, was blocked by Washington.

According to media reports, Sheikh Ahmed would have been chosen because he is familiar with the dossier, having worked for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for about a year in 2014, to then serve as a UN coordinator to fight the Ebola virus in Africa and subsequently (from 25 April 2015 to February 2018) and later as UN special envoy to Yemen.

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