US ADOPTS MAP OF MOROCCO THAT INCLUDES DISPUTED WESTERN SAHARA

Written by on December 14, 2020

THE UNITED STATES HAS ADOPTED A “NEW OFFICIAL” MAP OF MOROCCO THAT INCLUDES THE DISPUTED TERRITORY OF WESTERN SAHARA, ITS AMBASSADOR TO RABAT SAID.

HE SIGNED THE “NEW OFFICIAL US GOVERNMENT MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO” AT A CEREMONY IN THE US EMBASSY IN THE CAPITAL, RABAT, ADDING THAT THE MAP WOULD BE PRESENTED TO MOROCCO’S KING MOHAMMED VI. 

WESTERN SAHARA IS A DISPUTED AND DIVIDED FORMER SPANISH COLONY, MOSTLY UNDER MOROCCO’S CONTROL, WHERE TENSIONS WITH THE PRO-INDEPENDENCE POLISARIO FRONT HAVE SIMMERED SINCE THE 1970S.

MOROCCO ON THURSDAY BECAME THE FOURTH ARAB STATE THIS YEAR, AFTER THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, BAHRAIN AND SUDAN, TO ANNOUNCE IT HAD AGREED TO NORMALISE RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL.

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN TURN, BACKED MOROCCO’S CONTESTED SOVEREIGNTY OVER WESTERN SAHARA, SOMETHING MOROCCO HAS SPENT DECADES TRYING TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR.


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