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Ex-Federal President Köhler on UN Post

Ex-Federal President Horst Köhler on his position as the UN special envoy for the Western Sahara conflict. Reason health reasons "are," it says. He had taken

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Ex-Federal President Köhler on UN Post

Ex-Federal President Horst Köhler on his position as the UN special envoy for the Western Sahara conflict. Reason health reasons "are," it says. He had taken the Job two years ago.

He deeply regret the fact that Horst Köhler resigns his office prematurely. As UN Secretary-General, Guterres responded to the decision by the former German Federal President. You have to talk to each other, it is said in the written message. Köhler stated health reasons for his resignation. For more information about the United Nations is not make.

Köhler had taken over in August two years ago, the task as a UN special envoy for the Western Sahara conflict. The UN chief thanked the 76-Year-old for its - quote - "tireless and intensive efforts" to find a political solution to the decades-old conflict. The Western Sahara until 1975 was a Spanish colony and was then largely occupied by Morocco. The liberation movement Polisario is fighting for independence of the territory.

negotiations without Burch

The United Nations over 25 years ago, a truce mediated, and with blue helmets for peace in the Region. At the end of last year and then again in March, Koehler brought the parties to the conflict to the negotiating table - to achieve without a breakthrough.

Horst Köhler was from 2004 to 2010, the Federal President of Germany. He was already at that time, for a fair partnership with Africa, and traveled to the continent frequently. After the Controversy about his Statements on Afghanistan deployment of the Bundeswehr, he was resigned.

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