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Thursday 23 May 2019

Sahara: UNSG Personal Envoy Horst Kohler Resigns Due to Health Conditions

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Sahara: UNSG Personal Envoy Horst Kohler Resigns Due to Health Conditions

UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst Kohler resigned from his position on Wednesday due to health conditions, the UN has announced.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to Köhler today who informed him of his decision to step down from his role for health reasons, said spokesperson of Guterres in a statement.

The Secretary-General deeply regretted the resignation but said he fully understood the decision and extended his best wishes to the Personal Envoy, he added.

The Secretary-General expressed his profound gratitude to Köhler for his steadfast and intensive efforts which laid the foundation for the new momentum in the political process on the question of Sahara.

The Secretary-General is also grateful to the parties and the neighboring states for their engagement with Köhler in the political process, said the same source.

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