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Western Sahara: Ladsous briefs Security Council about Minurso

APS - 29 March 2017

NEW YORK-The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous briefed Tuesday the Security Council about the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso), which until now has not regained its full role.

"We have discussed the Minurso at the request of Uruguay and we have been briefed by Herve Lasdous about the situation on ground and the issue of the Minurso's role," stated President of the Security Council, British Matthew Rycroft after this meeting held in camera.

Ladsous told the Security Council that the UN mission has not fully regained its role and mandate following the retortion measures imposed by Morocco, source close to the issue told APS.

Ladsous, who is about to leave his post, expressed concern in last February over the standoff facing this mission, worrying about the fate of his staff expelled by the Morocco.�