Third UN envoy appointed to serve in Iraq internationally responsible in the region.
[Kubler] third UN envoy appointed to serve in Iraq internationally responsible in the region
11/5/2015 0 Comments
The Secretary-General of the United Nations declared, Ban Ki-moon, German Martin Kobler set, as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Organization Mission of Support in Libya, successor to the Spanish, Bernardino Leon. Moon said, in a statement, it said on Wednesday that "Kobler will be in the coming days the leadership of his predecessor, the Spanish Bernardino Leon, which I would like to express his gratitude for his dedicated service and effective leadership." The statement pointed out, that Kobler "will add to the position more than 30 years of experience in the diplomatic corps, the United Nations, where he was in 2013 the post of President of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and before that he served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq [UNAMI 2011-2013, and before that was deputy Representative private in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan [2010-2011]. "and has held Kobler several high-level positions in the German government, in particular the Director General of Culture and Communication at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was ambassador to Iraq, Egypt, also served as Vice Chairman of the Working Group on the countries of the Balkans in the German Foreign Ministry.
According to a biography of Kobler  that speaks English, French and Arabic fluently. He holds a law degree from the University of Bonn, Germany.
The Kobler is the third UN envoy served in Iraq [2011-2013] The international responsibility in the region after his predecessor, Swede Staffan de Mistura, who served in Iraq as well as UN envoy [2007 -2009], who was named UN special Syrian crisis envoy in June 2014.
As this new appointment comes to Kubler after the appointment of his successor, the Bulgarian Nikolai Mladenov, who served as envoy UN in Iraq [2013 -2015] and then rename it as special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East in February, after his successor, the current UN envoy in Iraq Slovakian Jan Kubi.