Morocco’s FM holds talks in Washington with White House officials
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita held talks Tuesday in Washington with National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, and White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk.
Discussions focused on means to further deepen and diversify the strategic partnership between the United States and Morocco, in line with their shared ambitions for a stronger and constantly renewed alliance between the two countries.
Talks were also an opportunity to address regional and international issues of common interest, where Morocco and the United States are working for peace, stability, and prosperity, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
Bourita who visited Washington as part of regular talks to consolidate bilateral partnership held talks Monday with Secretary of State Anthony Blenken who “expressed his appreciation for King Mohammed VI’s leadership and longstanding contribution to promoting stability and regional peace, including his efforts to promote a secure and prosperous future for Israelis and Palestinians,” the state department said.
Regarding the Sahara issue, the state department said “The Secretary noted the United States continues to view Morocco’s Autonomy Plan as serious, credible, and realistic.”
The US had recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara territory in late 2020 and voiced support for the autonomy plan.
“We have a long standing, historic and steadfast partnership with Morocco, which has been such an important force for stability [..] We are working together in so many different areas. We have our upcoming African lion exercises that you’ll be hosting,” Blenken also said.