Sahara: Two US magistrates call Trump administration to support Morocco

The attorneys general of Utah and Idaho, two west American states, called on the Trump Administration to support Morocco in resolving the Sahara regional conflict, and to intensify security and military cooperation with the Kingdom.

In a column published on the website of “The Salt Lake Tribune” under the title: “A United front with Morocco supports security across the globe”, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden affirm: “Nowhere in the region do our interests and our values coincide more than they do in Morocco…, a major U.S. ally in the region and a global leader in the fight against extremism.

They underlined the need to settle the Sahara conflict, which may affect a vital ally of the United States in North Africa.

They commended in this connection the autonomy plan offered by Morocco for the Sahara, saying this initiative enjoys a large bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress as a win-win compromise solution that will bring peace to the region.

This autonomy proposal has been supported by a succession of U.S. administrations as being a serious and credible approach to ending the dispute between Morocco and Algeria, they said.

In their plea, the two Attorneys General put forward the USA-Morocco shared strategic interests, insisting on the Kingdom’s role model in the fight against terrorism and in the stability of the region.

The two Attorneys General, together with five of their colleagues, member of the “Conference of Western Attorneys General”, made a trip to Morocco that took them to Dakhla where they witnessed firsthand a variety of developmental projects.

They also realized the Kingdom’s efforts in the fight against human trafficking, cybercrime and cross-border crime, saying they discovered a country that is deeply committed to security issues and the rule of law.

Most people do not realize the importance of Morocco as an ally, but also as a leader in the fight against extremism, they noted.

The two magistrates stressed the need to settle the Sahara dispute, which “remains pertinent today as it threatens to undermine a vital U.S. ally in North Africa.


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