Thu 22/04/2021

Blinken calls on Guterres to speed up appointment of new personal envoy

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to speed up the appointment of a personal envoy to Western Sahara, stressing U.S. support for the process of political negotiations between Morocco and Polisario Front, sponsored by the UN.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken held a virtual meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today to discuss U.S. priorities at the United Nations.

They focused on the ways in which we can work together to address regional and global challenges and strengthen the foundational principles and values of the UN and the multilateral system, including the protection of human rights and the dignity of every individual no matter their citizenship, ethnicity, religion, gender, or race.

On Western Sahara, Secretary Blinken underscored U.S. support for political negotiations and urged the Secretary-General to expedite the appointment of a Personal Envoy.

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