UN SecretaryGeneral welcomes repatriation of Moroccan POWs

“The Secretary-General hopes that the Frente POLISARIO will expeditiously release all remaining prisoners, in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions and in compliance with international humanitarian law,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told the daily news briefing.”He also urges the parties to continue to cooperate with the ICRC to resolve the fate of all those unaccounted for since the beginning of the conflict.”A peace plan formulated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, James Baker, is being considered by all parties involved, including Morocco, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO Front), Algeria and Mauritania.

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