Former German President Horst Koehler arrives for the state funeral of late German President Roman Herzog in Berlin, January 24, 2017. Reuters/Steffie Loos/POOL/File Photo
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The UN envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, has resigned from his post due to health reasons, nearly two years after he took up the peacemaking mission, the United Nations said Wednesday.Koehler, a former German president, was appointed in August 2017 to lead U.N. efforts to end the decades-old conflict between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front.The 76-year-old envoy relayed the news to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a phone call Wednesday, a U.N. statement said.
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