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De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) – Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria’s civil war, diplomats said on Wednesday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak to the media later on Wednesday, said spokesman Stephane Durjarric. Ban will announce the appointment of de Mistura, a dual citizen of Italy and Sweden, said diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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