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UNSG Personal Envoy for Western Sahara meets with a Saharawi delegation in New York

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New York, (United States) Sept 28, 2018. (SPS) – the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Western Sahara, Mr. Horst Kohler has received a Saharawi delegation on the sidelines of  the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.
During the meeting, Mr. Kohler informed the Saharawi delegation on the proposals and steps he intends to take in the near future in order to boost the political process sponsored by the United Nations, to a new round of direct negotiations between the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco before the end of this year.
For its part, the Saharawi delegation welcomed the efforts made by Mr. Kohler, voicing at the same time, POLISARIO’s commitment to cooperate fully with the Personal Envoy, in direct negotiations with Morocco under the auspices of the United Nations. , as requested by the Security Council in order to reach a just, peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, ensuring the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence.
The meeting was attended by Mr. M'hamed Jadad, Saharawi Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. David Hvake, Kohler's Advisor, and some of his collaborators from the Department of Political Affairs of the General Assembly of the United Nations. SPS