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Official announcement of the U.S recognition of the Moroccan Sovereignty over its Sahara

As a result of several consultations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America and following today’s phone conversation between His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and the US President, Mr. Donald Trump, the United States of America recognized officially, through a presidential decree, with all that this act entails as an undeniable legal and political force and with immediate effect, the full and entire Moroccanness and Sovereignty of the Kingdom over its Sahara, an historic decision reinforcing the dynamics of the consecration of the Moroccan Sahara, confirmed by the positions of support by a group of friendly countries, as well as by the decisions of many countries to open consulates in the Kingdom’s Southern Provinces.

In this regard, the United States of America announced equally the opening of a Consulate General in Dakhla, with a primarily economic vocation, to encourage U.S. investments and contribution to economic and social development, mainly for the benefit of the inhabitants of the southern provinces.

On this occasion, His Majesty the King expressed, on his personal behalf and on that of all the Moroccan people, to the American President His deep gratitude to the United States of America for this historic position, conveying equally His sincere thanks to the US President for this frank and unambiguous support to the Moroccan Sahara, as such support strengthens the powerful strategic partnership between the two countries and raises it to the level of a true alliance that encompasses all fields.