“We continue to view the Moroccan autonomy plan as serious, credible and realistic,” US State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said during his daily press briefing.
The position of the United States on this issue “has not changed”, he added in response to a question on the telephone conversation Sunday between the head of the American diplomacy, Antony Blinken , and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
The constant American position was recalled last March by the American Secretary of State, who reaffirmed his country’s support for the Moroccan autonomy plan with a view to a lasting political solution to the regional conflict around of the Sahara, under the auspices of the United Nations.
During his talks in Washington with his Moroccan counterpart, Mr. Blinken noted that the United States continues to consider this plan as serious, credible and realistic.
On the occasion of his telephone call on Sunday with Mr. Bourita, the head of American diplomacy also recalled the total support of the United States for the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Staffan de Mistura.
Through the voice of the highest officials of the various branches of the American government, the Biden administration establishes a tradition in Washington confirming the primacy of the Moroccan autonomy initiative put on the table by the Kingdom in 2007, for the final settlement of the artificial conflict around the Sahara.
This constant position of the United States, regardless of the administration in charge of the White House, Democratic or Republican, has favored the historic recognition in 2020 by this international power and influential member of the Security Council of the United Nations, of Morocco’s full sovereignty over its entire territory, including its southern provinces.a