UN Chief appoints Roza Otunbayeva of Kyrgyzstan as special representative for Afghanistan

United Nations has announced the appointment of Roza Otunbayeva of Kyrgyzstan as new special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan.

In a statement, the UN chief’s press office said that Otunbayeva will succeed Deborah Lyons of Canada, to whom the Secretary-General has expressed his gratitude for her dedicated service.

Roza Otunbayeva served as President of the Kyrgyz Republic from 2010 to 2011, and on three occasions as Foreign Minister having professional experience in leadership, diplomacy, civic engagement, and international cooperation.

Source: Radio Pakistan