Ambassador David T. Fischer: It is my honor to inaugurate the U.S. Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara. This is our first step as we build on President Trump’s historic December 10 proclamation, in which the United States recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.
In the weeks ahead, we will initiate the process of identifying an appropriate site for a physical consulate. Opening a consulate will allow the United States to take further advantage of Morocco’s strategic positioning as a hub for trade in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Specifically, it will support and encourage investment and development projects that bring tangible benefits for the region.
In the meantime, this Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara represents our commitment to strengthening our already strong ties with Morocco, built over 200 years of friendship. Please visit this site for U.S. government announcements and information about new programs that promote economic and business opportunities for the region.
DFC Announces Initiatives to Expand U.S. Investment and Development
DFC Announces Initiatives to Expand U.S. Investment and Development in Morocco
Office will bolster bilateral trade and investment between the U.S. and Morocco and across Africa
Rabat, Morocco – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer and Prosper Africa Executive Chairman Adam Boehler today announced a series of efforts to expand U.S. investment in Morocco and strengthen its role as an economic hub for the continent. In sum, these initiatives seek to mobilize $5 billion in investments in Morocco and across the region.
Recognizing Sovereignty: The Kingdom Of Morocco Over the Western Sahara
A Proclamation: The United States affirms, as stated by previous Administrations, its support for Morocco’s autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory. Therefore, as of today, the United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory.
Ambassador David Fischer talks about the historic White House Announcement
Ambassador David Fischer spoke to reporters about the historic White House announcement and what it means for the incredibly strong and historic relationship between the United States and Morocco.
On Progress Toward Peace
MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE
December 11, 2020
The agreement reached yesterday between Israel and Morocco to normalize relations is another remarkable step toward peace. In the coming weeks, Israel and Morocco will assume full diplomatic relations. This agreement will also grant overflights and direct flights to and from Israel and will promote unfettered economic cooperation between Israeli and Moroccan companies.
Ambassador David Fischer’s Remarks During Press Conference
Regarding Historic White House Announcement
“Thank you for being with us today – I am thrilled to have a chance to talk to you about yesterday’s historic White House announcement and what it means for the incredibly strong and historic relationship between the United States and Morocco.”
Announcement of New Virtual Presence Post for Western Sahara
Consistent with President Trump’s proclamation on recognizing the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the Western Sahara, the State Department announces that it has begun the process to establish a U.S. consulate in the region.
Historical Visit of the Ambassador of the USA to Dakhla
U.S. Ambassador David T. Fischer traveled to Dakhla today to launch the official process for opening a U.S. consulate facility in Morocco’s Southern Provinces and to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to supporting the region’s economic development. He became the first U.S. ambassador to visit the Moroccan Sahara.