Annan quits as international Syria mediator: UN chief

Kofi Annan deserves our profound admiration for selfless way in which he has put his formidable skills: Ban Ki-moon.


Reuters August 02, 2012

UNITED NATIONS: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is stepping down as the UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday.

"Annan has informed me, and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Nabil Elaraby, of his intention not to renew his mandate when it expires on 31 August 2012," Ban said in a statement, adding that he and Elaraby were in discussions on appointing a successor to Annan.

"Kofi Annan deserves our profound admiration for the selfless way in which he has put his formidable skills and prestige to this most difficult and potentially thankless of assignments," Ban said.

COMMENTS (2)

john | 8 years ago | Reply lets see how much does it take to plant democracy and extremism in Syria, i don't think Israel would be worried , after all Saudi friends, will control them !
Moise | 8 years ago | Reply

Maybe the reason is because there is no Oil for Food program to dole to his brother.

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