Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the appointment of the new UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy for Western Sahara

The European Union congratulates Staffan de Mistura for his appointment as the new UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. 

We are confident that as an outstanding diplomat with a long experience in the region and in international negotiations, de Mistura will contribute to give a new impetus to the UN-led process on Western Sahara.

The European Union looks forward to engaging with the new Personal Envoy in his efforts to relaunch negotiations to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution. We also encourage all the parties to engage in a cooperative search for a solution in accordance with the Security Council resolutions and the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations.

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