Washington - The United States on Thursday reiterated that Morocco’s autonomy plan is "serious, realistic, and credible".
Washington – The United States on Thursday reiterated that Morocco’s autonomy plan is “serious, realistic, and credible”.
“The United States’ policy toward the Western Sahara has remained consistent for many years. The United States has made clear that Morocco’s autonomy plan is serious, realistic, and credible, and that it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of the people in the Sahara to run their own affairs in peace and dignity,” says the joint statement of the third Session of the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue.
The Secretary of State John Kerry, who co-chaired this session with his Moroccan peer Salaheddine Mezouar, “reaffirmed the US commitment to a peaceful, sustainable, mutually agreed-upon solution” to the Sahara question, adds the joint statement.
The United States “supports the negotiations carried out by the United Nations, including the work of the UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Christopher Ross, and urges the parties to work toward a just, lasting, and mutually agreed political solution”.
Kerry and Mezouar affirmed “their shared commitment to the improvement of the lives of the people in the Sahara and discussed appropriate ways to meet that goal”.