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  Martii Ahtisaari  
   
 
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Martii Ahtisaari (1938- ) is the former president of Finland (1994-2000) and secretary of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991). He served as ambassador to Tanzania, Zambia, Somalia, and Mozambique (1973-89) and was appointed United Nations Commissioner for Namibia (1977-81), special representative of the secretary-general for Namibia (1978), and in 1989 led UNTAG in Namibia. In 2005, he served as a mediator between the Free Aceh Movement and the Indonesian Government and was appointed special envoy for the future status process for Kosovo. He was born in Finland and educated at Helsinki Polytechnic.

 

 
   
 
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