The U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, David Fischer, presented on Saturday in Rabat, a map of Morocco integrating the southern regions, officially adopted by the U.S. government.
Fischer said at a press briefing held as part of the historic U.S. decision to recognize Morocco’s full and complete sovereignty over its Sahara: “I am pleased to present the map of the Kingdom of Morocco officially adopted by the U.S. government.”
The ambassador added that this map is a “tangible representation” of the courageous announcement of President Donald Trump two days ago, recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara.
He also said he intends to present the card as a gift to HM King Mohammed VI as a token of appreciation for his bold leadership and his continued and valued support of the deep friendship between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Following this, the U.S. ambassador signed the complete map of Morocco officially adopted by the U.S. government.
The historic decision by the United States to recognize, for the first time in its history, the full and complete sovereignty of the Kingdom over its Sahara was announced Thursday during a telephone conversation between HM King Mohammed VI and U.S. President Donald Trump.
As a first concrete expression of this important sovereign initiative, the United States decided to open a consulate in Dakhla. The purpose of the consulate is primarily an economic one, aimed at encouraging American investments and contributing to economic and social development, especially for the benefit of the inhabitants of the southern provinces.