Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 January 2010

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Sudan Ashraf Qazi Announces the End of his Tenure As Head of Mission in Sudan

 


 

 

 

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Sudan Ashraf Qazi Announces the End of his Tenure As Head of Mission in Sudan

 

 

KARTHUM, Sudan, January 19, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement attributed to UNMIS Spokesperson :


The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Sudan (SRSG), Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, announced yesterday that he will be leaving the mission at the end of February 2010.

Mr Qazi’s end of tour in Sudan comes at the conclusion of a long and distinguished diplomatic career. Prior to his appointment as SRSG in Sudan in late 2007, Mr Qazi served as the UN Secretary General’s Special representative for Iraq.

Between 2002 and 2004 he was the Pakistani Ambassador to the Washington DC. He had assumed a number of ambassadorial roles for his country as High commissioner to India as well as Ambassador to China, the former Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic and Syria.

He leaves Sudan after more than two years of a challenging but fulfilling and productive assignment. He leaves the mission at a time when the CPA implementation is firmly moving forward towards elections and the referendum.

UNMIS support and technical expertise have played a vital role in keeping the Agreement on track thanks to Mr Qazi’s leadership that kept the Mission focused of the mandate.

Mr Qazi’s successor shall be appointed in due course.

SOURCE 

Mission of UN in Sudan


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