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New Deputy Envoy for Eritrea, Ethiopia

Beninese Official Appointed Deputy Envoy for UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia

New York, May 25 2005 3:00PM

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed Ambassador Joël W. Adechi of Benin his Deputy Special Representative (DSRSG) with the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE), effective early June.

Mr. Adechi has been the Permanent Representative of his West African country at the UN since 1999, and, since last January has sat on the Security Council.

Before arriving in New York, he held many positions in his country's foreign service, representing its Government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Canada, as well as serving in an earlier tour of duty at the UN.


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