At the invitation of the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, a roundtable on Western Sahara was held on Wednesday and Thursday. The UN Security Council recently reiterated the need for the parties to the conflict to show goodwill to reach a political and mutually agreed-upon solution.

Geneva Western Sahara Roundtable, New Formula for Business as Usual
Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita at a press conference following the UN Western Sahara roundtable in Geneva. Photo credit:
Samir Bennis is a political analyst.