Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

By John Lee.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly appointed the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé (pictured) to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL.

The United States had previously rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job because of his nationality.

Reuters reports that, following that objection, Russia and other council members then rejected a British candidate and an American candidate, with Kobler’s posting being briefly extended until the end of June.

(Sources: Libya Herald, Reuters)

(Picture credit: Thesupermat)

2 Responses to Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

  1. Dr Satya P.Bindra June 20, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    UNCSD Focal Point Libya LNYLC & LifeCare welcomes UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointing the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL.

  2. Ali Elseid June 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    I think that Ghassan Salame will understand the Libyan people much more than Martin Kobler

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