Publish dateSaturday 18 June 2022 - 11:02
Story Code : 254398
German diplomat named deputy UN Afghanistan envoy
The United Nations appointed Markus Potzel as its new deputy representative to Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, For now, Potzel will also be in charge of the UN Afghanistan Mission (UNAMA), the world body’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said.

Potzel was Germany’s ambassador to Kabul from 2014 to 2016. Friday’s announcement came after Deborah Lyons ended her tenure as the UN’s chief representative in Afghanistan last week.

It is still not clear when the UN will replace its top envoy in the country.
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