Staffan de Mistura, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, told Antonio Guterres that he had concluded his bilateral talks with the parties concerned on the Sahara issue.
This week, Staffan de Mistura met with all the stakeholders in the Sahara issue, starting with Algeria, the Polisario, then Mauritania and Morocco, as well as Western countries indirectly involved in the situation, namely Spain. , USA, Russia, The. United Kingdom and France.
He thus held “informal and bilateral consultations”, he said, with the aim of assuaging the anger of Algerians who refused to participate in UN-initiated round tables while Security Council resolutions formally urged him to participate.
These “informal” bilateral discussions above all helped the personal envoy of Antonio Guterres to participate before the next session of the United Nations Security Council scheduled for April, where Staffan de Mistura will explain the situation.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Monday that he would send his personal envoy to the Sahara on Thursday evening to discuss the results of “informal and bilateral consultations” held by de Mistura and discuss ways to revive the situation. A roundtable political process to move the file forward.
Last October, in the latest UN resolution on the Sahara, the Security Council “strongly” urged Morocco, Algeria, the Polisario and Mauritania to engage with Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in a realistic spirit throughout the process. Commitment.