The US reiterates its position in support of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara
The United States has reaffirmed its unequivocal position in support of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara, two days after Israel made a similar move.
Speaking to the media, spokesman for the State Department Matthew Miller said the US recognition of the Sahara as part of Morocco “has not been changed.”
He also said the US supports UN efforts to find a political solution to Western Sahara.
Commenting on the Israeli Moroccan Sahara decision, Miller said “the resumption of ties between Morocco and Israel has been an unequivocal positive for the region and we look forward to working” with these close US partners.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has expressed the official position of his country to recognize the Sahara as part of Morocco on Monday in a letter to King Mohammed VI in which he also said Israel considers positively opening a consulate in Dakhla.
Israel and US recognition are part of a momentum in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity with 28 countries having diplomatic representation in the Saharan cities of Laayoune and Dakhla.