Kohler: my mandate is to come up with a solution that guarantees the self-determination of the Saharawi people

Horst KöhlerNEW YORK, March 23, 2018 (SPS). –

Former German President Horst Kohler clearly defined its mandate as Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Western Sahara, and explained to the Security Council that he was trying to “find a path to the future of conflict that can lead to a solution that guarantees the self-determination of the Saharawi people.”

“My role in this process is not that of an referee who must judge who was right and who was wrong in the past. My mandate is to find a way for the future, a path that can lead to a mutually acceptable solution and which allows self-determination of the Saharawi people, “said Kohler in his first presentation on Western Sahara, according to Algerian agency APS.

Kohler, explained his vision of the peace process which he foresees to restart soon, and said that its objective was to restart direct negotiations between the two parties in the conflict in the course of 2018. Read more

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