Israeli Recognition Strengthens Moroccan Efforts for Permanent Resolution of Artificial Dispute in Moroccan Sahara – Hormatallah

The President of the Dakhla Communal Council, Erragheb Hormatallah, stated that Israel’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara region strengthens the diplomatic efforts made by the Kingdom, under the Wise Vision of HM King Mohammed VI, to find a permanent resolution to this fictitious dispute.

In a statement to MAP, Hormatallah claimed that the decision was a result of a string of recognitions of the Moroccan status of the Sahara by a number of international powers, led by the United States.

This choice is the result of Morocco’s persistent diplomatic efforts, he continued, which have been rewarded by unequivocal statements of support from numerous nations throughout the globe.

In order to attract new investment, especially in the agricultural sector, where Israel sees itself as a pioneering nation, Israeli recognition will have a very substantial impact on all the southern provinces, according to the president of the Dakhla Communal Council.

“As elected representatives and residents of the city of Dakhla, we welcomed with great satisfaction the State of Israel’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara,” a decision that will have positive repercussions for the inhabitants of the Dakhla region and all of Morocco’s southern provinces, he concluded.

In an earlier press release, the Royal Cabinet stated that His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God be with Him, had received a letter from His Excellency Mr. Benkamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, in which the Head of the Israeli Government brought to His Majesty the King’s Very High Attention the State of Israel’s decision to “recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over the territory of Western Sahara.”

The Israeli Prime Minister stated that his nation’s stance in this matter will be “reflected in all relevant acts and documents of the Israeli Government.”

Additionally, he emphasized that the choice will be “transmitted to the United Nations, to regional and international organizations of which Israel is a member, and to all countries with which Israel maintains diplomatic relations.”

Israel is positively considering “the opening of a consulate in the city of Dakhla,” the Israeli Prime Minister said in a letter to the Sovereign, as a part of carrying out this State decision.

Read also: Moroccan Sahara: Bouaida Sees Israel’s Recognition ‘Just’, ‘Historic’

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