Historic Visit of US Officials to Dakhla

Jerome L. Sherman, Press Attaché of the US Embassy in Rabat, described the visit of US officials to Dakhla city as a historic one adding that it is the first time a US ambassador to Morocco visits Dakhla.

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On Sunday, January 10th, Jerome L. Sherman, Press Attaché of the US Embassy in Rabat, described the visit of US officials to Dakhla city as a historic one adding that it is the first time a US ambassador to Morocco visits Dakhla. The visit aims at starting the process of establishing a consulate in Dakhla and shows the US commitment to the economic development of the region.

He mentioned in a statement to Morocco Telegraph expressing how the choice of Dakhla as a chosen city is due to the potential the US has seen in it as a city with promising future and a fertile land for huge investments.

Jerome further added that its geographical position and the extensive care it has been given positions it as a gateway to Africa. He further applauded HM King Mohammed VI great efforts and vision in promoting Morocco’s territorial integrity which He has been “very successful at doing”.

He also pointed out His Majesty’s investments in relationships that Morocco has with countries in Africa and Europe in terms of free trade agreements making of Dakhla the gateway for trade and economic development.

Jerome L. Sherman declared that “the United States has free trade agreement with Morocco which is the only country in Africa that has free trade agreement with the United States”. Adding “it’s more than a visit”. “This is the first step”, he says, of a long process.

He speaks of the opportunity people will have thanks to opening a consulate in Dakhla; “having a consulate here is an opportunity to have people on the ground to work with local officials and leaders,” and to find ways which will allow the US to develop and cooperate with them.

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