Former German President Horst Köhler leaves office in Western Sahara at the UN

Horst KoehlerPUSL / Jornal Tornado .- Horst Köhler, who was the president of Germany for six years, left his post as UN-SG personal envoy to the territory of Western Sahara. His departure for health reasons leaves the conflict to settle, a decades-long dispute in limbo.

The former German president announced he would step down on Wednesday, two years after assuming the role of personal envoy to the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara.

Mr Koehler, 76, informed the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a telephone call, the UN statement said.

Former President Köhler spearheaded UN efforts to end the long-standing impasse between Morocco and the Polisario Front. Read more

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