Friday, April 1, 2011

Libya appoints Daniel Ortega adviser to the UN to intercede

.- The Libyan regime of Muammar Gadhafi appointed adviser to President Daniel Ortega and former president of the UN General Assembly, Miguel D'Escoto, as its representative to the UN, the Nicaraguan Government said today. The Sandinista government spokesman and first lady, Rosario Murillo, said in a statement that the appointment was made through a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, by Musa Emhemed Kousser, secretary of the Popular Committee Liaison Foreign and International Cooperation of Libya.

"The General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation informed your excellency that the Jamahiriya has decided to appoint Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua, as its representative at the United Nations and is authorized to speak on his behalf before the organs of the United Nations, "according to the letter, a copy of which was released by the Government in Managua.

In the letter, Musa Emhemed Kousser refers to the Feb. 27 revoked the appointment of Mohamed Abdurahman Shalgam as its representative to the UN, and that Ali Abdussalam Treki, appointed to the position, the U.S. government denied visa . Murillo said D'Escoto, who is a Catholic priest and adviser on matters of international relations of President Ortega, is now in the UN in New York, to intercede for Libya.

"Father D'Escoto has received from our president ( Ortega) specific instructions to accept this appointment and to represent the people and Government of Libya in its fight to restore peace and defend its legitimate right to terminate, without external interference, its national conflicts, "said the first lady of Nicaragua." Similarly, Libyan brothers will support its diplomatic battle to uphold its sovereignty and self-determination, now abused by the powers that once again threaten the independence and peace of the people, "he continued.

D'Escoto was foreign minister during the first Sandinista government (1979-1990) and chaired the UN General Assembly in June 2008 to September 2009. The opposition Liberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC) in Nicaragua condemned the appointment of an adviser to Ortega as a representative of Gadhafi, whom he accused of "genocide" at the UN.

The Nicaraguan president has reiterated his "loyalty" to Gadhafi, who has been called "brother" and has branded as "thugs" to the United States, Britain and France for military intervention in Libya.

No comments:

Post a Comment