The United Nations declared that Horst Koehler, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations to the desert resigned Wednesday for health reasons.
Gutierrez’s spokesman has stated in a statement that the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutierrez met today with Horst Koehler, who inform him of his resignation due to health conditions
He also added that Gutierrez regretted very much this resignation but he said that he fully understood the reasons, expressing his best wishes for the Personal Envoy.”
He also expressed “his deep thankfulness to Mr. Koehler for his intensive and continuous efforts which laid the foundation for the new momentum in the political process on the desert case”
The same source said that the Secretary General of the United Nations expressed his “gratitude” to the parties for their “engagement” with Koehler in the political process.