President of Republic receives message of condolence from UN Secretary-General on passing away of diplomat Boukhari Ahmed

Shaheed Al-Hafed, April 8, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has received the Head of MINURSO Liaison Office in Tindouf, Yusuf Jidian, who handed him a message of condolence from UN Secretary-General Antonio Cotteris following the passing away of Sahrawi diplomat Boukhari Ahmed.

"I have been deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of the representative of the Polisario Front in New York, Mr. Boukhari Ahmed, after months of struggle with illness. At these difficult moments, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family and the Polisario Front," said Mr. Guterres in his message.

"Al-Bukhari was an enthusiastic, respectful and principled envoy who was relentlessly pushing for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Western Sahara and left a significant contribution through his diplomatic efforts in New York." His passing away is a great loss for the Polisario Front and the people of Western Sahara,” he added.

The UN Secretary-General reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to help end the protracted conflict in Western Sahara by facilitating the negotiation process initiated by the Security Council in order to accelerate the achievement of a mutually acceptable political solution ensuring the self-determination for the people of Western Sahara. (SPS)