Former Kyrgyz president appointed UN envoy for Afghanistan

by Aamaj News

Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, appointed Roza Otunbaeva, former Kyrgyz president as the UN’s new special representative for Afghanistan.

Otunbayeva was the president of Kyrgyzstan from 2010 to 2011 and has also worked as foreign minister, member of parliament and vice-chancellor.

The United Nations releasing a statement said that she has replaced Deborah Lyons.

The mission of Lyons, the former special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan, ended last June.

Lyons had started her mission back in April 23, 2020 as the UN political representative for Afghanistan.

The new UN representative for Afghanistan has been appointed while the country is struggling with humanitarian and economic crises after the Taliban takeover back in August 15, 2021.

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