U.N. appoints Tarek Mitri head of Libya mission

The United Nations has appointed Tarek Mitri, a former minister in several Lebanese governments, as the head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson said Wednesday Mitri would succeed Ian Martin who will complete his assignment on Oct. 14. Mitri held several ministerial portfolios in several Lebanese governments between 2005 and 2011. Most recently, Mitri held the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Chair on Dialogue at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, and served as a Senior Fellow at the Fares Center for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut.

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