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Date of posting : April 5, 2018

Washington Reiterates That Autonomy Plan in Sahara is ‘Serious, Credible and Realistic’

 The United States reiterated, Wednesday, that the autonomy plan in the Sahara is serious, credible and realistic, in a response by the Department of State to MAP.
“We maintain that the autonomy plan is serious, credible and realistic and represents a bold approach to find a final settlement to the Sahara issue,” said the US Department of State, underlining that the autonomy plan could meet the aspirations of populations to manage their own affairs in peace and dignity.
Foreign minister Nasser Bourita met on Tuesday in Washington with US Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan.
Acting Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Bourita and the Moroccan people for their strong friendship and partnership with the U.S. on shared priorities, including in the global fight against ISIS, said a statement by Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert.
The two parties also discussed the deep U.S.-Morocco bilateral relationship and regional issues, including efforts towards achieving regional peace‎, it said.
“The United States also expressed its commitment to United Nations-led efforts to find a peaceful, sustainable, and mutually acceptable political solution to the long-standing dispute over the Sahara,” the statement concluded.