The news was relayed by the White House following a phone talk between Sullivan and Israel’s National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat.
“They (Jake Sullivan & Meir Ben Shabbat) discussed opportunities to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco,” said NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne in a statement Sunday.
Under the Moroccan-Israeli deal, brokered by Donald Trump, the US recognized Morocco’s sovereignty on the Sahara, pledged to open a consulate in Dakhla and renewed backing to the autonomy plan as the only political solution to the Sahara conflict. It also promised investments in the Sahara.
The news came as a slap in the face for the Algerian regime and its Polisario puppets who nurtured false hope that Biden would backtrack on the US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty on the Sahara.
The US ambassador to Rabat has visited the Sahara recently to check location choices for the US consulate in Dakhla.
The US support for Morocco’s position on the Sahara adds to a momentum of diplomatic victories scored by Morocco as it seeks to safeguard its territorial integrity.
Recently, over 40 countries attended an online ministerial conference to reiterate support for Morocco’s autonomy proposal as the only political solution to the Sahara issue.
The conference was co-chaired by Moroccan Foreign Minister and US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker.