Will Spain's new position on Western Sahara make a difference? | Inside Story

Spain and Morocco have been at odds for many years.

They’ve disagreed about territories, immigration and support for rebels in the region.

But, a visit by the Spanish prime minister to Rabat this week, is raising hopes of improved ties.

It comes less than a year since Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez backed Morocco’s plan to grant autonomy to the disputed Western Sahara territory.

The Polisario Separatist group – which wants an independent state in the region – has rejected that plan.

So, what does it take to solve this long-running conflict?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Hugh Lovatt – Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Yasmine Hasnaoui – Professor of Political Science at the American International University in Kuwait.

Mahjoub Mleiha – Advocacy Head of the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders.

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