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Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy

17.08.2012 - Press release

Today (17 August) Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy:

“I welcome the appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as the new Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria. He is the hoped-for strong successor to Kofi Annan. I hope he can bring to the complicated quest for a political solution the momentum that is so sorely needed.
Germany will do everything in its power to support Mr Brahimi. From the international community and the Security Council in particular I expect solid backing for the new Joint Special Envoy and his difficult mission.”

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