Ex-Kazakhstan PM to head UN European headquarters
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.
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