UNITED NATIONS, May 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Lakhdar Brahimi will step down as United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria as of May 31. This was reported by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday.
Lakhdar Brahimi resigns as UN Special Envoy to Syria
This was reported by UN Secretary General
Lakhdar Brahimi (L)© EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
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