Washington - Leading members of the US congress called in a letter addressed on Monday to President Barack Obama for consolidating the strong partnership linking the USA to Morocco, "a country deserving our support and commitment."
Washington – Leading members of the US congress called in a letter addressed on Monday to President Barack Obama for consolidating the strong partnership linking the USA to Morocco, “a country deserving our support and commitment.”
The letter, sent as King Mohammed VI will be paying this November 22 a working visit to the USA where the Sovereign will meet the US chief executive, expresses the US congress members’ support to efforts meant consolidate the US-Morocco strong partnership.
The letter, signed by president of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East, Ilena Ros-Lehtinen, and member of the commission, Ted Deutch, notes that “thanks to the leadership of King Mohammed VI, Morocco has been spared the violence and chaos spread in the region, adding that the Kingdom “stands out today as a model of stability in a region fraught with doubts and uncertainty.”
The US congress members’ letter also welcomes the multi-dimensional strategy adopted by Morocco to fight religious extremism, based on security cooperation and social values, political reforms, economic development and religious education founded on moderation virtues.
They also recall the US administration’s support to the Moroccan plan to grant autonomy to the Sahara, under Moroccan sovereignty, noting that Washington’s position had been repeatedly expressed by three successive administrations, including the present one.
The Moroccan autonomy plan enjoys “a strong bi-partisan support at the US congress,” write Ilena Ros-Lehtinen and Ted Deutch, who call President Obama to seize the opportunity of the King’s visit to further consolidate the strategic relationship binding the two nations and reaffirm and consolidate the bi-partisan support to the Moroccan autonomy plan