“Another HISTORICAL breakthrough today!” Wrote the US president on Twitter. “Our two BIG friends, Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco, have agreed to completely normalize their diplomatic relations – a big step forward for peace in the Middle East!”
Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates had already agreed in recent months to normalize their relations with Israel, within the framework of the so-called Abrahamic accords, led by the White House represented by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to Donald Trump.
Sudan has also given its agreement in principle to do the same, and according to Jared Kushner, recognition of Israel by Saudi Arabia is “inescapable”.
The question of the normalization of relations between Rabat and Israel was relaunched last February during an official visit to Morocco by the head of American diplomacy Mike Pompeo.
At the time, Israeli media assured that Morocco would be ready to make a gesture in return for American support for Morocco’s position on Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony disputed by Moroccans and the separatists of the Polisario supported by Algeria.
Donald Trump, who will leave the White House on January 20, announced at the same time on Twitter that he had signed a proclamation on Thursday recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.
“Morocco’s serious, credible and realistic proposal for autonomy is the only basis for a just and lasting solution to ensure peace and prosperity!” He wrote.
“Morocco recognized the United States in 1777. It is therefore appropriate that we recognize their sovereignty over Western Sahara,” he added.