Trump recognizes Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara

The outgoing president of the United States, Donald trump, announced this Thursday that it has signed a “Proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara”. Some statements he makes after announcing the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel.

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“Today I signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. The autonomy proposal serious, credible and realistic Morocco is the only basis for a just solution and lasting for lasting peace and prosperity, “he wrote on Twitter.

“Morocco recognized the United States in 1777, and therefore it is appropriate that they recognize their sovereignty over Western Sahara,” was justified in another tweet.

For its part, the Moroccan Royal House has sent a statement to confirm the information that Trump gave. In addition, they add that the outgoing president issued “a presidential decree, with his firm legal and political power, and with immediate effect, stipulating that the United States of America recognizes, for the first time in its history, the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the entire Sahara region “.

King Mohamed VI thanked the US President, “on his behalf and on behalf of the Moroccan people”, the change of posture and rate the agreement as “historical“It is a position that enhances the solid strategic partnership between the two countries and elevates it to a true alliance that includes all fields,” he emphasizes.

Morocco and Israel will normalize relations

In addition, the outgoing president announced an agreement between Morocco and Israel to establish diplomatic relations. “Another historic breakthrough today! Our two great friends, Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco, agreed to maintain full diplomatic relations, a breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!” He said in another tweet.

The agreement on the normalization of diplomatic relations, as reported ., is established after a phone call this Thursday between Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Trump. According to the agreement, “Morocco will establish full diplomatic relations, will resume official contacts with Israel and allow flights to and from Israel. ”

Furthermore, according to Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, the agreement includes the “intention to open the two embassies.” This makes Morocco the fourth Arab country –after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan- that normalizes relations with Israel in four months.

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