Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 74

Tajik president Imomali Rahmonov’s office yesterday let it be known that the office of the United Nations secretary-general is "intensively searching" for a new mediator in the Tajikistan conflict. The previous holder of that post, Ramiro Piris-Ballon, was said to have been given a new assignment in his native Uruguay. The inter-Tajik negotiations were scheduled to resume in early April, but have had to be postponed pending the selection of another UN mediator. The new envoy will reconvene the negotiations. (Interfax, April 15)

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