UNSG Personal Envoy to Western Sahara arrives to Sahrawi refugee camps on his first visit to the region

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 18, 2017 (SPS) - The Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Western Sahara, Mr. Horst Koehler, has just arrived to the Sahrawi refugee camps on Wednesday for a visit to the region in order to resume negotiations between the two parties  to reach a solution that guarantees the right of the Saharawi people.


The UN envoy was received by Emhamed  Khadad, Saharwi Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Bujari Ahmed, Representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, and Mr.

He was also received at the Tindouf airport by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ms. Kim Boldok, accompanied by an important delegation from MINURSO.


The UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, began his visit on Monday with the first stage in Morocco, the first since his appointment last August as successor to Christopher Ross as part of a UN effort to bring negotiations between the parties to the conflict, After a five-year stalemate due to Moroccan obstacles.


The visit of the UN envoy to Saharawi refugee camps will last two days during which he will meet with the Saharawi dignitary, the negotiating delegation and a number of officials from the Saharawi state, Frente POLISARIO and representatives of civil society.


It will also undertake visit to several institutions and Wilayas of the Sahrawi Refugee Camps. SPS