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Date of posting : June 24, 2018

Sahara Issue: UN Personal Envoy to Start Saturday a Tour in the Region

 The UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Horst Kohler, will start Saturday a ten-day visit to the region, the UN announced on Thursday.

“I can confirm that Horst Kohler, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, will be touring the region again from 23 June to 1 July 2018,” said UN spokesman Farhan Haq.

The visit aims to “deepen Kohler’s understanding of the reality on the ground, and discuss how to move forward in the UN-led political process, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2414,” he underlined.

Adopted at the end of April, resolution 2414 stressed the need to “make progress in the search for a realistic, pragmatic and lasting political solution to the Sahara issue”.

The text also called on neighboring States “to make an important contribution to the political process and to engage further in the negotiations”.