Beninese official appointed deputy envoy for UN mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia

25 May 2005
Annan (L) with Joël W. Adechi  (file photo)

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.

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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