Moroccan Sahara: American Congressman Describes Israel’s Recognition as Significant Milestone

Member of the US House of Representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart, stated that Israel’s recognition of the Moroccanity of the Sahara is a “significant milestone” toward regional stability.

In a tweet, the Republican representative emphasized that the US plays “an important role in facilitating these constructive” relations between Morocco and Israel.

Diaz-Balart also noted that the US must further consolidate Morocco-Israel relations to promote security and stability in the region.

The Royal Office reported, on July 17, that His Majesty King Mohammed VI received a letter from the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, in which the Israeli Prime Minister informed His Majesty the King of Israel’s “recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the territory of the Sahara.”

Netanyahu underlined that Israel’s position is going to be “reflected in all relevant acts and documents of the Israeli Government,” emphasizing that this decision would be “communicated to the United Nations (UN), regional and international organizations of which Israel is a member, and all countries with diplomatic relations with Israel.”

In his letter to the Sovereign, the Israeli Prime Minister noted that Israel is positively considering “opening a Consulate in Dakhla” to implement Israel’s recognition of the Moroccanity of the Sahara.

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