During a meeting with the Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser BOURITA, on Wednesday 25 in Rabat, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Michele SISON, delivered significant statements on the Moroccan-US relations.
Following her talks with the Moroccan official, Michele SISON praised, at a press briefing in Rabat, the role of HM King Mohammed VI in supporting peace and security in the MENA region and around the world.
Regarding Sahara issue, the US senior official reiterated the support of the United States to the Moroccan autonomy plan as a serious, credible and realistic solution to the dispute over the Sahara. “The priority of the United States is to support a credible process leading to a dignified and lasting solution to the Sahara conflict, which has the support of the international community”, added the U.S. official.
Mrs. SISON also praised Morocco’s contributions to UN peacekeeping missions around the world, including MONUSCO and MINUSCA, and ongoing deployments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. She also offered her sincere condolences to the families of Moroccan peacekeepers who have made the “ultimate sacrifice” during these missions.
Al length, Mrs. SISON reminds of the historical ties and partnership between United States and Morocco, “one of the United States’ closest and longest-standing allies”, said the US official.