The second and final round of two-day round-table talks held in Geneva, Switzerland, under the chairmanship of UN Secretary-General Special Envoy Horst Köhler, ended with the participation of all parties to the regional conflict on the Sahara.
In a press statement after the meeting, the UN envoy revealed that a similar round table had been scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 after the approval of the four delegations participating in the meeting.
“All the talks took place in a serious and frank atmosphere and mutual respect”, the statement said.
“All the participating delegations agreed that resolving the conflict would be an important contribution to improving the lives of people in the region”, the UN press release said.
The international source pointed out that the participating parties discussed the latest developments in the Sahara issue and discussed the regional issues in the region as well as the next steps to push forward the political process and reach a solution in the Sahara region.
According to the same source, all delegates acknowledged that regional cooperation and integration, rather than confrontation, was the best way to address the many important challenges facing the region.