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Blinken calls on Guterres to speed up new personal envoy appointment to Western Sahara

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New York, March 31, 2021 (SPS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to speed up the appointment of a personal envoy to Western Sahara, underscoring United state support to a political negotiations between the two parties (Morocco and Frente POLISARIO), sponsored by the UN.
Mr Blinken held a virtual meeting with the UN SG on Monday to "discuss US priorities at the United Nations," US State Department spokesman Ned Price said. Both parties focused on "ways in which they can work together to address regional and global challenges and strengthen the founding principles and values ​​of the UN and the multilateral system, including the protection of human rights and dignity. of every individual, regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, religion, gender or race, "said Price.
On this occasion, adds the spokesperson, "Secretary Blinken underlined the United States' support for political negotiations" with a view to resolving the conflict in Western Sahara and "urged the secretary general to speed up the appointment of personnel envoy to Western Sahara ".SPS