Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, appointed Roza Otunbayeva, the former president of Kyrgyzstan, as her special representative for Afghanistan and head of the United Nations Office in Kabul (UNAMA).
The UN statement said that Mrs. Otunbayeva has more than 35 years of professional experience in leadership, diplomacy, civil partnership and international cooperation.
He has worked in various positions, including as the President of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011) and three times as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Ms. Otunbayeva has also served as the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Georgia.
Currently, he is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s high-ranking advisory board on mediation and the head of the Roza Otunbayeva Foundation in Kyrgyzstan.
Nasir Ahmad Faiq, head of Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, says: “Mrs. Reza Otunbayeva is one of the successful leaders and staff with academic and practical experience in the field of diplomacy and international relations. We hope that under the leadership of the UNMA office or the UNMA mission, she will be able to to play a constructive role in the political, economic, social and human situation of Afghanistan.”