UN secretary-general to appoint Geir Peders as Syria envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he wishes to appoint the veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen as his special envoy for Syria.

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    Norwegian Diplomat Geir Pedersen is set to take over as the United Nations special envoy for Syria.

    He has the unenviable task of leading negotiations to end the complex seven-year war.

    His predecessor, Staffan de Mistura, announced he was stepping down earlier this month.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the United Nations.


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