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Blair Quits UN Job

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 6:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



Former United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the U.S., Russia, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), sources said.

He will leave the role next month after he fulfils “outstanding commitments”, a source said.

Blair, who took the role just hours after leaving Downing Street in 2007, has written to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, to confirm his decision.

He will “remain active” in the region in an informal role, the source said.

Blair remains “fully committed to assisting the international community in its work with Israel and the Palestinians to bring about progress on the two-state solution”, they said.

“He believes that he can best support these efforts through working with the key regional players, the USA, the EU and others, without any formal role.”