United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a telephone meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita this Friday during which the situation in Western Sahara was not discussed in order to avoid recognizing the sovereignty of Rabat, the former President’s former Spanish colony Donald Trump.
According to Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price, Blinken highlighted the “lasting” and “beneficial” bilateral relations that the two countries have enjoyed for decades and “celebrated Morocco’s steps to improve relations with Israel”. that “bring long-term benefits”.
“They discussed ways of increasing cooperation in Africa to promote economic prosperity and stability, and the secretary highlighted the key role Morocco has played in promoting stability in the Sahel and Libya,” Price said in a statement describing the situation in the West was not mentioned Sahara.
On December 10, 2020, then US President Donald Trump relocated the political body in the Maghreb in support of Rabat and recognized Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara.
Joe Biden’s current administration has not yet made a clear statement on the matter, although this recent conversation with Morocco, which there is no evidence to show that anything has been done about it, suggests Washington has no plans to reverse Trump’s action like “deep gratitude” he said to Mohamed VI. let feel.
However, Washington has welcomed the “far-reaching reforms of King Mohammed VI over the past two decades” and encouraged the Moroccan authorities to continue this dynamic and “reaffirm their commitment to the protection and promotion of human and fundamental rights.”
In addition, Blinken has “praised the leadership of King Mohamed VI. In the fight against climate change and investments in renewable energies, and encouraged Morocco to contribute to promoting green economic growth and environmentally friendly development in Africa”.