BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The United Nations Syria Envoy Stefan de Mistura announced on Wednesday that he was stepping down from his position in November.
De Mistura made the announcement in New York on Wednesday, telling reporters that he was leaving the position for personal reasons.
While he is leaving the position, de Mistura has vowed to work everyday until tenure ends as the UN Envoy to Syria.
“I am not laying down the charge until the last hour of the last day of my mandate,” he told reporters.
De Mistura has been the UN Envoy to Syria for the last seven years; he held several peace conferences and conducted many meetings with all political parties involved in this war.