At the end of his two-day visit to Spain, the UN High Commissioner used two moments to make a series of comments, meanwhile, during meetings with the Prime Minister, Point Sanchez and King Felipe VI.
“All issues must be resolved politically. This dialogue is an essential element,” he said, adding that the commissions that help drive the negotiations are very relevant.
When asked about the Catalan question, due to Sanchez’s criticism of the apology given to the leaders of the Procas, he acknowledged that it was not appropriate for the UN Secretary-General to address the internal politics of the member states.
But he stressed that there is an essential global policy pointing to dialogue and was very outspoken about it in the Western Sahara, pointing out that the current situation is a factor in instability in an area where there is a very strong threat to terrorism.
Guterres added that the United Nations is making a big effort to “finally resume the negotiations process with a special envoy accepted by all parties.”
In addressing the situation with the new corona virus, he called the epidemic a ‘global tragedy’ that did not save Spain from it either.
During a luncheon hosted by the kings, he noted that ‘the epidemic is still active and we must not forget that more people were killed in the first six months of 2021 than in 2020’.
He praised Sanchez Madrid for his commitment to donate 22.5 million vaccines through the World Health Organization’s Kovacs organization.
We must work hard to vaccinate all people everywhere ((), with high-income vaccines advancing 30 times faster than low-income countries, he said.
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