Moroccan Sahara: US Reiterates Support for Moroccan Autonomy Plan

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Africa, Joshua Harris, reaffirmed, on September 7, his country’s support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan for the Sahara, describing it as a “serious, credible, and realistic” solution. 

Following a meeting between Harris and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, the US Embassy in Rabat affirmed in a statement that “the United States continues to view Morocco’s Autonomy Plan as serious, credible, and realistic.”

Harris, who was accompanied by the US Ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar, also “reaffirmed the deep and historic partnership between the United States and Morocco.”

In the same context, the Senior American official emphasized his country’s appreciation of Morocco’s crucial efforts to address different regional and global challenges, including addressing instability in the Sahel, supporting the Libyan elections, and promoting equal measures of freedom, security, and prosperity for Palestinians and Israelis.

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