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New UN special envoy faces immense challenges

08-25-2012 05:40 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria has met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It is the first time Lakhdar Brahimi has made a public appearance at the United Nations since taking on the daunting task of trying to negotiate an end to the Syrian civil war.

The 78-year-old veteran Algerian diplomat, says he is "honored, flattered, humbled and scared" about his new role.

Lakhdar Brahimi, Un-Arab League Envoy for Syria said, "I have already spoken a little bit about the situation there and about how I was going to serve the United Nations and yourself, the Arab League and Dr. Nabil ElAraby, but above all the Syrian people.

They will be our first masters. We will consider their interests above and before everything else. We will try to help as much as we can."

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source:

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