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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair resigned as Special Envoy of the Middle East Quartet

May 28, 2015 13:00 IST

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on 27 May 2015 resigned as the Special Envoy of the Middle East Quartet.

He sent his resignation to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and is expected to officially step down in June 2015.

Tony Blair was appointed to the position by the Diplomatic Quartet on 27 June 2007, the same day he resigned as the Prime Minister of the UK after serving for ten years.

About The Middle East Quartet
It is a group of four members’ viz., the United Nations (UN), the United States, the European Union (EU), and Russia involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was established in Madrid, Spain in 2002.

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