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US welcomes appointment of new envoy, supports UN-led political process in Western Sahara

7 months ago at 07/Oct/2021 88

United States  Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Italian diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara.

“I welcome the announcement of the new UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura. The United States fully supports the UN-led political process in Western Sahara to promote a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of the region,” Blinken said in a tweet.

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, announced Wednesday the appointment of the Italian-Swedish Staffan de Mistura as personal envoy for Western Sahara.

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