Guterres: Fayyad ‘right man’ to be UN envoy to Libya despite US objection

Guterres: Fayyad ‘right man’ to be UN envoy to Libya despite US objection

February 13, 2017 | | Share:

Dubai (IINA) � UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was the "right person" to be the world body's envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections to the choice, Reuters reported.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has expressed disappointment over Guterres' choice, saying the United Nations has for too long been "unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel".

Speaking at the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai, Guterres said: "I believe he is the right person for the right job at the right moment... And I think it is a loss for the Libyan peace process and for the Libyan people that I am not able to appoint him."

Source: International islamic News Agency (IINA)

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