Italian Diplomat to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as UN Envoy to Syria

New York, SANA, Diplomats said Wednesday former Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura will replace Lakhdar Brahimi who resigned his post as UN Envoy to Syria last May.
AFP added that this appointment has been confirmed by Security Council permanent member states, but the UN is expected to announce this appointment later Wednesday.
Born in Stockholm, de Mistura had a 40-year career with the United Nations and recently served as deputy foreign minister in the Italian government headed by Mario Monti, who was also rumored to be a candidate to replace Brahimi.
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