New UNMEE deputy representative appointed

The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a new deputy special representative for the UN mission for Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

Angela Kane, a German national, currently the Director of the Americas and Europe Division of the UN's Department of Political Affairs, would be based in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, a UN statement said on 20 December. She will be one of two UNMEE deputy special representatives. The other deputy, Cheikh-Tidiane Gaye, is based in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Kane has worked in the UN system for 25 years in a variety of political and managerial positions. Her appointment would be effective on 15 January 2003, said the statement.