**United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
Just, in response to a question we received earlier today in relation to the situation in Western Sahara, I wanted to say that the fifteenth Frente POLISARIO Congress has been underway in Tifariti, in Western Sahara, since 19 December. On 19 December, as part of their routine monitoring of developments in the Territory in support of MINURSO’s [United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara] mandate, two UN Military Observers based at the Tifariti team site decided to visit the site of the Congress. They left shortly after the ceremony began and returned to their team site. Their brief presence at this event does not imply any political position on the part of the observers or MINURSO, which remains strictly impartial in the fulfilment of its mandate. That’s it. Yes, sir.?