The UN’s recently appointed Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo on Sunday, as part of the envoy’s ongoing tour of the region.

Pedersen is scheduled to hold talks with Arab League members and senior officials as well as Syrian exiles during his three day stay in the Egyptian capital.

Pedersen was appointed in October 2018, after previous UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura stepped down citing personal reasons.

Pedersen is a Norwegian diplomat, who for many years served as an ambassador and worked with the United Nations.

He was Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations from 2012 to 2017.

The Norwegian diplomat visited Damascus for the first time in an official capacity on January 15, and he is set to travel to Lebanon on Tuesday.

 

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