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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Historical breakthrough and major diplomatic triumph achieved by Morocco in 2020, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, on the path to the consecration of the Kingdom's territorial integrity and its legitimate sovereignty over its Sahara.


The decision of the United States of America to recognize the full and entire sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara marks a major turning point and a message that could not be clearer about this artificial regional dispute which has lasted too long .


As sign of the strength and weight of the decision, it was announced during a telephone interview between HM King Mohammed VI and Mr. Donald Trump, President of the United States.


"This decision is the result of intense consultations on the subject between the two Heads of State for several years", said read the press release from the Royal Office.


Expression of the quality of secular relations dating back more than two centuries of friendship, backed by an exceptional strategic partnership, this decision is also the culmination of the high level of cooperation between Washington and Rabat.


On this particular issue, it is the consecration of long-term diplomatic work through contacts and exchange of delegations and visits.


Thanks to the far-sighted vision and the wisdom of HM the King, Morocco has once again given proof of the justice of its cause and the historical legitimacy of its rights.


In fulfillment of his announcement during the telephone interview with the Sovereign, the head of the US executive promulgated a presidential decree, "entailing as undeniable legal and political force and with immediate effect, relating to the decision of the United States of America to recognize, for the first time in history, the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the entire region of the Moroccan Sahara ".


Following the recognition by the United States of the full sovereignty of Morocco over the entire Sahara region, the United States Ambassador in Rabat, Mr. David Fischer, presented the map of the Kingdom, including the southern provinces, which was officially adopted by the US government.


Th Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Mrs. Kelly Craft, officially informed the United Nations Security Council and Secretary General of this organization of the content of the Proclamation issued by President Donald Trump recognizing the full sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara.


In a letter addressed to the President of the Security Council, a copy of which was also sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the American ambassador emphasizes that the proclamation issued by President Trump recognizes that "the entire territory of Western Sahara is part of the Kingdom of Morocco ".


Through the opening of a consulate in Dakhla, a strong legal signal, the United States intends to give their sovereign initiative great importance.


In line with the ambitions of the strategic partnership linking the two countries, the opening of this consulate, which will have an essentially economic vocation, will be a great contribution to encourage American investments and, therefore, contribute to economic and social development for the inhabitants of the southern provinces.


The world's leading economic power will thus contribute to the dynamics experienced by this region of the Kingdom and which has been reinforced by the presence of diplomatic representations set up by several other brotherly and friendly countries.


In this regard, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the start of the process of opening a US consulate in Dakhla, with the "immediate" inauguration of a virtual presence post, noting that this post virtual presence will be managed by the United States Embassy in Rabat.


The opening of these consulates in the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla constitutes a notable development which reinforces the dynamics of the consecration of the Moroccan character of the Sahara.


Even today, the strategic partnership between the United States and Morocco has proven its solid momentum for the benefit of the two peoples, the development of the African continent and peace and prosperity in the Middle East region and across the world.


It is in this context came the signing between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America, during the recent visit of the high-level American-Israeli delegation, of two cooperation agreements intended to promote investments in Morocco and Africa.


The first agreement, a memorandum of understanding, plans to provide financial and technical support to private investment projects, amounting to USD 3 billion, in Morocco and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, in coordination with Moroccan partners.


The second agreement is a Letter of Intent between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Government of the United States through which the Government of Morocco expresses its support for the American Prosper Africa initiative.


In addition, the meeting between HM King Mohammed VI and the American President was an opportunity for the two Heads of State to consult each other on regional and international issues of common interest, including the current situation in the region of Middle East.


The occasion was a good opportunity to recall Morocco's constant and balanced positions on the Palestinian cause and to reiterate the Kingdom's unwavering support for a solution of two States living side by side in peace and security.


It should be remembered that the consultation between the Sovereign and the American President has been constant Witnessed by the personal letter sent to HM the King by the Head of the White House on the occasion of the 2020 Throne Day, in which Mr. Trump was delighted to work in concert with the Sovereign, "as leader in Africa and the Arab World to accelerate the development of the African continent and promote authentic peace in the Middle East ".


The fruits of this consultation attest to the strength of the links between the two leaders and the two friendly countries and confirm once again the leadership of the Sovereign and his international stature.


-News on Western Sahara / Corcas-

 

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