African countries reject appointment of Bulgarian diplomat as UN envoy to Libya

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African countries reject appointment of Bulgarian diplomat as UN envoy to Libya

September 27, 2020 - 09:22
Written by: RabiaGolden

The Algerian Newspaper Al-Hiwar, on Friday, reported that a number of African countries had refused to accept the naming of the Bulgarian, Nickolay Mladenov, as the new United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya.

The newspaper quoted an African diplomat at the UN as saying “it is nothing personal, however we require an African diplomat to assume this position”.

Earlier, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, suggested the appointment of former Ghanaian Foreign Minister, Hanna Tita, as the UN envoy to Libya, however, the United States refused the nomination, according to the newspaper.