UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes new envoys to mediate Libya-Middle East conflicts

The diplomats informed that new envoys have been proposed by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate conflicts in Libya and the Middle East, adding they could be given the green signal soon today, after months of delay.

To replace Ghassan Salame who stepped down in March due to stress, Guterres put forward his current Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov as his special envoy to Libya while Veteran Norwegian diplomat Tor Wennesland has been named to succeed Mladenov as the UN mediator between Israel and the Palestinians.

While Security Council agreed to the proposal in September, the UN Chief proposed Bulgarian diplomat Mladenov for the Libya role last month only. Wennesland who is currently serving as Norway’s special envoy on the Middle East peace process has been named on December 11.

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