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Köhler plans to launch new talks on the Sahara in March

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held its first talks on the developments of the Sahara issue after the round of talks held in Geneva on December 05 and 06 by a closed-door consultation chaired by the Dominican Republic.

In this context, the 15 members of the Security Council discussed the briefing Horst Köhler, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which revealed the latest developments in the process of melting the ice between the parties to the conflict and the extent of convergence of views among them, since he took the process of political settlement, in Geneva last month.

According to exclusive information received by diplomatic sources, Horst Köhler, the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, plans to hold one-on-one meetings with the four parties involved in the conflict next February, ahead of the second round of talks between Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario at the UN Palace in Geneva next March.

The sources added that during the UN briefing on the conflict in the Sahara, the members of the Security Council unanimously supported the efforts of the German mediator Horst Köhler under the auspices of the United Nations to find a just and acceptable solution to the protracted issue, while applauding Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the merits and developments of the conflict.

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