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Antonio Guterres Welcomed The Decision of Morocco and Algeria

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed on Tuesday the decision of Morocco and Algeria to participate in the round table, scheduled from tomorrow for 5-6 December in Geneva, on the regional dispute on the Moroccan Sahara.

Guterres “welcomes the decision of Morocco, the Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania to accept the invitation of his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to participate in an initial round table in Geneva on 5 and 6 December 2018” Said his deputy spokesman Farhan Haq.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his unwavering support for his Personal Envoy and his efforts to restart the negotiation process in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2440 of 31 October 2018”, the spokesman said in a statement.

The UN chief “urges everyone to engage in good faith, without preconditions and in a constructive spirit in the discussions”, Haq concluded.

Recall that a Moroccan delegation will visit Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday to participate in the round table on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. This participation follows the invitation of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General Horst Köhler, addressed on 28 September and 23 November 2018, to Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario.

The Moroccan delegation led by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will include Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York, Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid, President of the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra Region , Ynja Khattat, President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region and Fatima Adli, Community Activist and member of the Smara City Council.

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