UN denies Polisario Front representative expulsion of the international organization premises

United Nations, May 03, 2016 (SPS) - The Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General denied the information that, over the weekend, news reported that UN security guards had escorted Ahmed Boukhari, the representative of the Polisario Front in New York off the UN premises.

 “Over the weekend a question came up about Ahmed Boukhari, the representative of the Polisario Front in New York. One of the news agencies reported that UN security guards had escorted him off the UN premises.  This is completely false, no such incident ever occurred.” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General during yesterday noon briefing.

As the representative of one of the parties to the Western Sahara conflict and to the UN-facilitated negotiations to find a solution, Mr. Boukhari is responsible for the Polisario's interaction with the highest levels of the Secretariat; he has a valid badge to enter UN premises whenever he wishes.SPS

 

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