Anadolu Agency: Senegalese diplomat “Bathily” appointed as UN envoy to Libya

Diplomatic sources at the United Nations confirmed to Anadolu News Agency that there are no objections from the 15 member states of the UN Security Council to the appointment of former Senegalese minister, Abdoulaye Bathily, as a new head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The Agency said that the sources, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that there was a clear approval from all members of the Council to appoint “Abdoulaye Bathily”, and that now the whole situation is awaiting an official announcement by the office of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Anadolu News Agency also said that Guterres did not receive any objection from the presiding President of the Security Council, Chinese ambassador: Zhang Jun, to the nomination of the Senegalese diplomat for the position; however, the Libyan ambassador to the UN, Taher El Sonni, objected to the appointment and said the Libyan government wanted a person of more capacity for the job.


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