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Western Sahara: The UN Secretary-General acknowledged his failure

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, through his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, acknowledged his failure to appoint a new UN envoy to Western Sahara to succeed German President Horst Koehler. That came within the framework of the daily briefing in response to a question in this regard and the reasons for Guterres’ inability to appoint a new envoy, on the occasion of the approaching two years since the resignation of Horst Köhler.


The UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, considered that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, “is trying hard to fill this void,” adding that  “in the majority of this type of appointments, the Secretary-General does not hold all the keys , but he is doing his duty.”


According to a corroborative Sahrawi source which confirmed to El-Portal Diplomatico that “the problem of appointing a new UN envoy is due to the lack of international figures having more prestige and ability than the former German President Horst Kohler. 

Unfortunately he was unable to resolve the conflict because of the dictates of some parties and conspiracy”.
The same source concluded that «the appointment of a new UN envoy without the support of the Security Council will inevitably lead to the failure of this envoy. Therefore, we will remain in a vicious circle.

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