Kobler meets deputy HoR president in Berlin; announcement on successor not expected before Monday

 

By Libya Herald reporter.

Martin Kobler with Emhemed Shouaib, first deputy president of the HoR (Photo:

Martin Kobler with Emhemed Shouaib, first deputy president of the HoR (Photo: Kobler Twitter feed)

Tunis, 17 June 2017:

Now back in Germany, outgoing UN special envoy Martin Kobler paid a courtesy call yesterday in Berlin on Emhemed Shouaib who is undergoing medical treatment in the German capital.

In a tweet, Kobler said that the two also discussed the current political situation in Libya.

The visit is seen as Kobler’s last in his capacity as special envoy.

An announcement on his successor, widely expected to be Lebanese academic and politican Ghassan Salamé, is unlikely to be announced before Monday. A UN source has told the Libya Herald that the appointment has to be formally run past the Security Council – and that would be on Monday at the earliest.

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