The German Foreign Ministry comments on the appointment of Abdullah Batili as the UN envoy to Libya
Cairo – the middle gate Saturday 03 September 2022, 01:03 pm
Today, the German Foreign Ministry renewed its full support for the pivotal role of the United Nations in sponsoring a solution to the current political impasse and paving the way for elections, hours after United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Abdallah Batili of Senegal as the UN envoy in Libya.
And the German Foreign Ministry said, in a tweet on the social networking site “Twitter”: “Congratulations Abdullah Batili on his appointment as Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.”
Prior to the appointment of Batelli as the eighth UN envoy in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, since December 2021, suffered a leadership vacuum after the resignation of its former head, the Slovakian Jan Kubis, who was exercising his duties from Geneva, before Batele became the eighth UN envoy since the revolution. February 2011.
– The eighth since the February revolution.. The UN mission officially announces the appointment of Batili as its head
Officially.. Guterres appoints Senegalese Abdullah Batili as UN envoy to Libya
Guterres presents to the Security Council a new candidate to head the UN mission in Libya
– The closest Battili.. The Security Council will consider tomorrow the assignment of the eighth UN envoy to Libya
Seven Special Representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, including four Europeans and two from the Middle East, have been counted since the outbreak of the Libyan crisis following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The last of these was the Slovakian diplomat, Jan Kubis, who was appointed in January 2021, and after 11 months he gave up the post and resigned In November.
Abdullah Batili experience
The United Nations website stated that Batili “has more than 40 years of experience with his national government, academic institutions, regional organizations and the United Nations system,” noting that “in 2021 he worked as an independent expert for the strategic review of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.”
The appointment of the new UN envoy was preceded by extensive discussions; The spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Stephane Dujarric, considered that the process of naming a new diplomat as a UN envoy to Libya is going “well” and includes many consultations, refusing to confirm what was published by “Reuters”, Thursday, regarding the sending of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, a letter to The UN Security Council announces its intention to appoint the former Senegalese minister, Abdallah Batili, to the vacant UN position.