16 January 2004
Secretary-General Names Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser
NEW YORK, 15 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General met on Tuesday afternoon with his former Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, who has just completed an arduous assignment and needs some rest.
The Secretary-General discussed with Mr. Brahimi a new assignment as Special Adviser with the rank of Under-Secretary-General, which Mr. Brahimi accepted. The scope of his responsibilities is still to be worked out. Meanwhile, we can anticipate that, as a member of the Secretary-Generals senior staff, Mr. Brahimi will advise the Secretary-General on a wide range of issues, including situations in the areas of conflict prevention and conflict resolution.
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