Chronology of Significant International Events (1999–2017)

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Chronology of Events for December 2017

Week Beginning 31 December 2017

In a cabinet reshuffle in Syria, Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub was appointed minister of defence.

Peru’s defence minister, Jorge Nieto, resigned and was replaced 6 days later by Jorge Kisic. Cayetana Aljovín was named foreign minister.

Ahmed Isse Awad became foreign minister and Mohamed Abdi Sabriye interior minister following a cabinet reshuffle in Somalia.

Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi of Brunei was sworn in as secretary-general of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Week Beginning 24 December

In a cabinet reshuffle in Chad, Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul was named finance minister and Mahamat Zène Chérif foreign minister.

In a run-off election for the presidency in Liberia, George Weah (Coalition for Democratic Change) won with 61.5% of the vote against 38.5% for Joseph Boakai (Unity Party). Turnout was 55.8%.

In Pakistan, Miftah Ismail was named adviser to the prime minister for finance, revenue and economic...

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