Security Council expresses support to Kohler’s efforts for peace process revival in Western Sahara

New York, Nov 24, 2017 (SPS) - The Security Council on Wednesday expressed its support to the efforts made by the UN SG Personal Envoy Horst kohler to revive peace process in Western Sahara, and called his mission “important contribution” to reviving negotiations between the Frente POLISARIO and Morocco.

“Members of the Security Council express support to Kohler and hail his appointment and visit to the region. His contribution is important to give a fresh impetus to political process in the region,” said Sebastiano Cardi, President of the Security Council in statement to the press following Kohler’s briefing on Western Sahara.

On behalf of the 15 members of the Security Council, Cardi expressed “support to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and gratitude,” to his former chief, Kim Bolduc, appointed in early November as Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Kohler expressed his vision on the revival of negotiations, “strongly backed” by the Security Council. SPS