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UN chief names special coordinator on Afghanistan

UN chief names special coordinator on Afghanistan

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26 Apr 2023 - 01:25
UN chief names special coordinator on Afghanistan
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26 Apr 2023 - 01:25

ATLANTA (Pajhwok): The United Nations has appointed former Turkish ambassador Feridun Sinirlioglu as a special coordinator on Afghanistan, says a media report.

The UN chief appointed Sinirlioglu as his special coordinator to provide an independent assessment on how to deal with the Afghan caretaker government.

In March, the UN Security Council asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to conduct and provide forward-looking recommendations for an integrated and coherent approach among relevant political, humanitarian and development actors to address the current challenges, Daily Sabah reported.

“Sinirlioglu brings over four decades of experience in international affairs and diplomacy,” the UN said in a statement.

He has held portfolios spanning political, humanitarian, development, and human rights issues, has led mediation efforts and has expertise in extensive geographical areas such as the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, including Afghanistan.

Sinirlioglu previously served as Türkiye’s foreign minister in the interim government of 2015 and as Ankara’s UN envoy from 2016 to 2023.

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