Guterres: US blocking Libya Envoy was “Serious Mistake”

By John Lee.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said that the Trump administration’s decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the U.N. political mission in Libya was “a serious mistake.

Washington blocked the proposed appointment of Salam Fayyad saying t said it was acting to support Israel.

Associated Press quotes Guterres as saying at the Munich Security Conference:

“I believe that it’s essential for everybody to understand that people serving the U.N. are serving in their personal capacities. They don’t represent a country or a government … [Fayyad] was the right person in the right place at the right time.”

(Source: AP)

One Response to Guterres: US blocking Libya Envoy was “Serious Mistake”

  1. Dr Satya P.Bindra February 22, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    UNCSD Focal Point hails clarification stating that everybody to understand that people serving the U.N. are serving in their personal capacities. They don’t represent a country or a government …

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