Conference of Information, Plans and Operations
The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Western Sahara, Alvaro de Soto, will be received by H.M. King Mohammed VI and senior Moroccan officials on 6-7 September 2004. He will be received by the leadership of the Frente POLISARIO on 12 September 2004.
The Frente POLISARIO announced on 21 June 2004 its decision to release 100 Moroccan prisoners of war. The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) welcomes this announcement, and expresses its hope for an early release of all remaining prisoners of war in full compli
Two groups of Saharans will today see their relatives for the first time in 25 years after the United Nations mission for Western Sahara organized two flights to mark the start of its family visits programme in the disputed territory.
This morning [09:10GMT] a MINURSO plane left Tindouf carrying a group of Saharan refugees for a five-day visit to Laayoune, in the Territory of Western Sahara. The same plane will later depart Laayoune [12:00 GMT] taking another group of Saharans to Tindouf.
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara, March 5 (UNHCR) – Forty Western Saharans joyfully embraced their loved ones for the first time in decades as UN agencies today started family visits through weekly shuttle flights between Algeria and Western Sahara.