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Turkey welcomes Brahimi's appointment as envoy to Syria

19 August 2012 10:40 (Last updated 19 August 2012 10:45)

Turkey has said that it welcomed appointment of Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as UN's new peace envoy to Syria.

ANKARA (AA) - August 19, 2012 - Turkey has said that it welcomed appointment of Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as UN's new peace envoy to Syria.

Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime UN diplomat has agreed to replace former Secretary General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria, the UN announced.
A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Turkey believed that Brahimi would make important contributions to a peaceful democratic transition in Syria in line with legitimate demands of Syrian people. 
Turkey was also ready to cooperate with Brahimi as it did with Annan, it said.

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