Morocco’s voice and diplomacy have a “very considerable” impact on the regional and global management of numerous issues and concerns, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Morocco is first and foremost an important partner for us, and we have had a long relationship with them.” It is crucial to us because we obviously deal bilaterally on a variety of problems. In an interview with the station “Medi1 TV,” Blinken highlighted that “we act jointly at the regional level where Morocco’s voice and diplomacy have a very important impact.”
On a regional level, the US Secretary of State described the Kingdom’s diplomacy as having a significant impact in handling the situation in the Sahel and the Libyan crisis, describing Washington’s collaboration with Morocco as “vital.”
Morocco, according to the American official, also plays a key role in the worldwide management of a number of concerns, including the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
“Morocco has been highly effective in the vaccine effort” against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Blinken, who also stated that the US and the Kingdom are cooperating in the fight against the pandemic and looking at what they can accomplish globally, including in Africa.
Regarding climate change, he stated that the Kingdom has made significant progress in addressing the crisis, and that the Morocco-US partnership “acts not just in the region, but increasingly at the global level.”
Referring to the Negev Summit, which brought together the foreign ministers of Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, the United States and Israel, the Secretary of State emphasized that the summit reflects a common desire to jointly produce opportunities for the people of each country by creating links between students and citizens, and by focusing on issues that impact daily life such as investment, infrastructure, climate and global health.
This summit, he added, also illustrates the common will to work on security issues without setting aside the future of the Palestinian people, emphasizing the need to establish a state for the Palestinians and to invest in their future.