UN chief picks American as deputy special envoy to Libya

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Tripoli, July 3 (IANS/AKI) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed US State Department official Stephanie T. Williams as his deputy special representative for political affairs in Libya, the UN mission to the country UNSMIL announced.

Williams was formerly charge d’affaires at the US embassy in Tripoli and has over 24 years of experience in government and international affairs, including as deputy chief of the US missions in Iraq (2016-17), Jordan (2013-15) and Bahrain (2010-13).

An Arabic speaker, Williams also served as a senior adviser on Syria and at the US embassies in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Pakistan.

–IANS/AKI

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