Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara
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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara

26 October 1998

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The Council also requested me to report to it on the progress of the implementation of the Settlement Plan for Western Sahara (S/21360 and S/22464 and Corr.1) and the agreements reached between the parties, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguía el-Hamra y del Río de Oro (Frente POLISARIO), under the auspices of my Personal Envoy, Mr. [...] The component has completed the greater part of its mandate of assisting the Identification Commission, and continues to work with UNHCR in the planning process for the repatriation of refugees. [...] The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in close consultation and coordination with my Special Representative and various components of MINURSO, continued its preparatory work for the repatriation operation in the two asylum countries, Algeria and Mauritania, and in the Territory of Western Sahara, east of the berm. [...] The third and final road reconnaissance in the Agwanit area of the Territory, east of the berm, was completed and the information on the repatriation routes and sites was provided to MINURSO for demining purposes. [...] Following the visit of the Moroccan Minister of the Interior to Laayoune in September 1998 and the assurances he gave to my Special Representative that UNHCR would be able to undertake its preparatory work, UNHCR informed the Moroccan authorities of its readiness to deploy a mission to Morocco and the Territory, west of the berm, to commence its activities, including confidence- building, infrastr

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