The UN envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Koehler
, has resigned from his post due to health reasons, nearly two years after he took up the peacemaking mission, the United Nations said Wednesday.
The two-day talks are the fruit of the efforts made by UN envoy Horst Koehler
to convince the concerned parties to resume the peace negotiations.
Seeking to re-launch the political process, UN envoy Horst Koehler
has invited the four parties to Geneva on December 5-6 for a first round of meetings that could pave the way to formal negotiations.
We welcome an appointment of the UN Secretary General's new envoy, Horst Koehler
. We underline the importance of all parties' commitment in order to reach a success of this important political track," Radwan said.
Comme attendu, Horst Koehler
(74 ans), ancien president allemand, a ete designe officiellement en tant qu'Envoye special de l'ONU pour le Sahara.
These included Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Horst Koehler
, former President of Germany; Nick Hurd, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom; Carlos Lopes, the United Nations Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa; as well as Jay Ireland, the President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Africa.
Whereas the 2010 and 2012 elections had to be called quickly after the unexpected resignations of Horst Koehler
and Christian Wulff, respectively, Joachim Gauck's Monday announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2017 provides the country with months to mull all its options.
stepped down suddenly in 2004 to run for president of Germany.
In July 2009, the then German President Horst Koehler
awarded her the Federal Cross of Merit, First class.
The ballot followed the resignation of Horst Koehler
as president on May 31.
Merkel nominated Wulff, the Lower Saxony state premier, last week as the coalition's candidate for the largely ceremonial post after the shock resignation of Horst Koehler