There is no confederation with Morocco as a solution to the occupation of Western Sahara

Diario La Realidad Saharaui, DLRS

Mhamed Khadad denies a confederation with Morocco as a solution to the occupation of the Western Sahara.

The Polisario Front denies the rumors leaked by the Moroccan press and some Spanish media, which attributed to the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Mr. Horst Köhler, “an alleged road map consisting of a confederation with Morocco as a solution to the occupation of Western Sahara. “

Diario La Realidad on thursday in talks with the head of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Polisario Front and coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Mr. Mhamed Khadad, clarified that the UN Personal Envoy has sent an official call for the parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as the observer parties in the conflict Algeria and Mauritania to attend a round of negotiations that will begin next October.

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As Morocco tries to obstruct the work of the UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara

Horst KöhlerSource: TSA (Algeria) By: Sonia Lyes August 12, 2018 / EIC Spanish translation for Poemario por un sahara libre

The presentation by Horst Kohler, personal representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara, to the UN Security Council on his recent visit to the region was preceded in the background by Moroccan maneuvers aimed at anticipating and limiting the presentation to a simple fact.

This is revealed in a letter sent by the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN to the fifteen members of the UN Security Council on August 6, two days before the presentation of Horst Kohler.

“The Security Council will hold its third six-month consultation on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara on 8 August 2018. The meeting was requested by the Secretary-General’s personal representative, Mr. Horst Kohler, the briefing will be only an objective report of the his visit to the region last June, “Omar Hilale (Morocco’s ambassador to the UN in New York) wrote, adding that ” Morocco would have preferred this third presentation and the personal representative would have been heard at a later stage. “

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UN plane talks between parties over Western Sahara before the end of the year

PUSL.- Then the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara wants to call for end-of-year talks between Morocco and Polisario Front to end a a decades-long conflict, said the Security Council chairman on Friday.

Horst Koehler, former German president and former director of the International Monetary Fund, informed the Council behind closed doors of his efforts to restart negotiations after a ten-year period in which it was not possible to bring the parties together because of Morocco’s intransigence in respect of the premise on which the ceasefire agreement was based in 1991, the holding of a self-determination referendum.

The press conference following the meeting with statements by British Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Allen, whose country holds the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, was not broadcast on UN television, curiously at the very start the transmission was paused.

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UN silent after security council meeting on Western Sahara

PUSL.- Today the UN Security Council meeting was held with Horst Köhler Personal Envoy of Secretary-General António Guterres for Western Sahara.

This was the image transmitted by the United Nations television during the press conference that was to take place after the meeting.

No explanation or information was available on the United Nations website.

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Envoy of the UN for Western Sahara will meet with the parties at the end of June

Horst KöhlerAFP.- The UN envoy for Western Sahara, former German President Horst Koehler, will meet again in late June with the parties in conflict to press for the resumption of peace negotiations, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.

According to one of these sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Koehler plans to meet with the Moroccan authorities on June 28 and 29 in Rabat. He should also travel to El Aaiun, in Western Sahara, to make contact with the blue helmets of the ceasefire observation mission (Minurso).

Another source said that the emissary should also go to Tindouf, where the Polisario Front is located, at the western end of Algeria, specifying that the precise dates of this trip have not yet been defined.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Koehler

On April 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara Horst Koehler, who arrived in Moscow on a working visit.

During the meeting, it was stressed that there are no alternatives to a political settlement of the Western Sahara problem in line with corresponding UN Security Council resolutions. It was pointed out the drafting of a mutually acceptable scheme for a settlement on Western Sahara would promote the general improvement of the situation in North Africa.

The Russian side expressed support for the mediatory efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy, as well as for the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and its key role in maintaining regional stability.

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Horst Köhler  in El Aaiun for a four-day visit

Horst Köhleryabiladi.com-. Horst Köhler plans to visit El Aaiun in the first week of April. The UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy to Western Sahara will be visiting for four days.

At MINURSO headquarters, preparations for the German mediator have already begun, including painting of the headquarters.

During his stay, the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General plans to tour, by plane, the four Team Site of MINURSO installed in the region. In El Aaiun, Köhler should also meet with representatives of pro-Polisario associations, unionists and Moroccan authorities.

The choice of the timing of the visit is well calculated. Indeed, this date is a few days away from the presentation of a new report by Antonio Guterres on Western Sahara, which reduces the margin of maneuver of Morocco.

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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.

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President Paul Kagame receives the SG/UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

algerianembassy.ug.-President Paul Kagame on Friday received UN secretary-general envoy and former German president Dr Horst Köhler at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.

The two leaders discussed how the United Nations and the African Union can work together to bring lasting peace in the troubled Western Sahara region, according to Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who attended the meeting.

Köhler is now the Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for Western Sahara.

Kagame officially takes over the chairmanship of the African Union on January 28.

“Dr Horst Köhler and President Kagame discussed a wide range of topics and shared ideas on how the AU can partner with the UN in bringing lasting peace in Western Sahara,” Mushikiwabo told reporters shortly after the meeting.

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