Western Sahara: Blinken reaffirms U.S. commitment to backing de Mistura's efforts

APS - 04 February 2022

WASHINGTON- U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken reaffirmed Thursday the continued commitment of the United States to support the efforts of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura under the U.N. political process for Western Sahara.

The U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price announced in a statement that a meeting brought together Blinken and de Mistura in Washington.

"Secretary Blinken emphasized the continued U.S. commitment to supporting de Mistura's efforts in leading the UN political process for Western Sahara," he said.

"The Secretary and Personal Envoy also discussed diplomatic engagement with international partners to reinforce a credible political process that will lead to an enduring and dignified resolution of the conflict," said the source.