Autonomy Plan For Sahara Within Morocco’s Sovereignty Endorsed By US


The US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, Michele Sison, reiterated, on Wednesday 25 January in Rabat, the US support of the Moroccan autonomy plan as a serious, credible and realistic solution to the Sahara dispute.
“The United States continues to consider the autonomy plan presented by Morocco as serious, credible, and realistic,” said Sison during a press briefing after her talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
As a reminder, in December 2020, Washington proclaimed that the autonomy proposal in the Sahara is “serious, credible and realistic”, calling it “the only basis for a just and lasting solution”, to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

The US presidential proclamation recognizing Morocco’s full sovereignty over its Sahara was, in the meantime, distributed to the 193 UN member states, as an official document of the Security Council, in the six official languages of the UN.
The meeting also focused on the continued support of the United States to Staffan de Mistura in his role as the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy for the Sahara, she said.

In addition, Michele Sison welcomed the positive and productive discussions she had with Minister Nasser Bourita, regarding the commitment of Morocco and the United States to the maintenance of peace and security.
In this context, Ms. Sison said that the US “greatly appreciates the role of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in supporting peace and security in North Africa, the Middle East, and around the world.

The American diplomat thus emphasized how much the Biden Administration appreciates the Kingdom’s contributions to UN peacekeeping missions throughout the world. Moreover, no less than 21 UN agencies are based in Morocco, which in itself indicates the essential role of the Kingdom as a regional leader and its commitment to multilateral diplomacy.

Michele Sison’s visit to the Kingdom is part of an age-old friendship that has seen both countries on the same side of history, whether it be during the Second World War, the Cold War, the fight against the scourge of terrorism or the promotion of peace and security in the Middle East. The presence of the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Ms. Amy Pope is also a recognition of the central role of His Majesty the King designed by his African peers as the focal point on migration issues within the African Union.

It is also a recognition of the humanist approach at the heart of the national immigration and asylum strategy initiated by the Sovereign of Morocco. The constancy of American friendship towards the Kingdom of Morocco is thus consolidated by recognition of Morocco’s leadership as a pole of peace and stability in the world. The wavering nature of some key blocs in relation to the Kingdom has opened the door for the diversification of partnerships and the cementing of already existing ones characterized by sincerity and mutual respect.





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