Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 February 2009

Western Sahara / Consultations in Rabat




Western Sahara / Consultations in Rabat


RABAT, Morocco, February 18, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general



Following meetings in New York last week, including with the Secretary-General, Security Council members and the parties, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is on his way to the region for consultations, beginning tomorrow in Rabat.  This will be his first visit to the area in his capacity as the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy.


Mr. Ross will be in the region from tomorrow through 25 February, visiting Rabat, followed by Tindouf and Algiers, and will then travel to Madrid and Paris (capitals of two of the members of the Group of Friends) from 25 to 27 February.  He is expected to return to New York following this trip for further consultations at Headquarters.



SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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