Guterres Appoints Canada's Lyons As UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan
- March, 25, 2020 - 10:41
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Canadian diplomat Deborah Lyons to serve as the Special Representative and head the UN mission in Afghanistan, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced the appointment of Deborah Lyons of Canada as his new Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)," Dujarric said, Sputnik reported.
Lyons will succeed Tadamichi Yamamoto, who has served in this position since 2016.