Ex-Kazakhstan PM to head UN European headquarters

14th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Former Kazakhstan prime minister Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been appointed to head the European headquarters of the United Nations, the UN said Monday.

"United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan as the new Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)," it said in a statement.

Tokayev, who was Kazakhstan's prime minister from 1999 to 2002, takes over from Russia's Sergei Ordzhonikidze.

© 2011 AFP

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