Algeria hopes appointment of new Envoy for Western Sahara will relaunch negotiations between parties

New York, Sep 23, 2017 (SPS) - Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel has expressed hope that the appointment of the new UNSG envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Horst Kohler, would contribute to the resumption of negotiations between the two sides in the Saharawi conflict to complete the decolonization process of Western Sahara in accordance with international law and UNSC relevant resolutions.

In his address to the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the UNGA, the Head of Algerian diplomacy said that the question of Western Sahara a decolonization issue which the international community has to resolve through the exercise by the people of Western Sahara of their right to self-determination. (SPS)