The Security Council, expressed “full support” for the efforts of UN envoy Horst Kohler to revive the peace process in Western Sahara.
“Security Council members express their full support for the efforts of the Secretary-General’s personal envoy,” Security Council President Karel Jan Gustaaf Van Oosterom (Netherlands) said at the conclusion of Kohler’s first briefing before the Security Council.
The UN body also welcomed Kohler’s recent bilateral meetings with parties in the conflict and neighboring countries to revive the negotiation process with a new dynamic.
The Security Council underlined “the importance of maintaining a constructive engagement to advance the political process” in Western Sahara.
He also expressed concern about the situation in El Guergarat, noting the importance of maintaining the status quo in this buffer zone while noting the need for the full implementation of resolution 2352 of 2017 extending the mandate. from the Minurso.