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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Attorneys General have called for continued US support to Morocco for the resolution of the conflict around the Sahara while deepening military and security cooperation with the Kingdom.


In an article published on "Salt Lake Tribune" under the title "A united front with Morocco to strengthen security in the world", the attorneys general of Utah and Idaho, two states of the US West, Sean Reyes and Lawrence Wasden respectively stressed that "nowhere in the region do our interests and values match those of Morocco". Attorneys General added that "since 2007, Morocco has proposed an autonomy plan that enjoys a broad bipartisan consensus in the US Congress as a win-win solution for establishing peace in the region," adding that the plan autonomy has been "supported by a succession of US administrations as a serious and credible approach to ending the conflict". The two magistrates called for the resolution of this dispute which "remains particularly relevant today because it risks to affect a vital ally of the United States in North Africa". "Most people do not realize the importance of Morocco as an ally, but also as a leader in the fight against extremism", said the authors who published this forum following a trip made to Kingdom to the Dakhla region with five other colleagues, as part of their membership of the "Western Prosecutors' Conference", to inquire into the efforts of the countries in the areas of combating human trafficking, cybercrime and cross-border crime. Morocco, they say, was the first nation to recognize the independence of the United States. A recognition, add the authors, which was reinforced in 1786 by the signing of the Marrakesh Treaty which ushered in the longest uninterrupted relationship of the United States with a foreign country." As senior officials of the public authority in our respective states, we hope to continue consulting our colleagues in Morocco for greater cooperation on security issues. Allies are indispensable in the quest for peace and justice, " the article concludes.

 -News on Western Sahara / Corcas

 

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