US administration renews its support for the Moroccan-Israeli agreement
The new US administration, through Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, reaffirmed today, Friday, its support for the Moroccan-Israeli agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties, an accord that includes the United States’ involvement in recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.
In a virtual conference commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Abraham peace accords between Israel and Arab countries, including Morocco, Blinken said, “The incoming administration would support the agreements reached between Israel and the Arab countries.”
Blinken spoke at the summit, which included Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, as well as representatives from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, about the importance of achieving peace between Israel and the Arab countries, praising the progress made so far.
That decision was made to re-establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
The US Secretary of State also expressed support for Palestinian-Israeli negotiations within the framework of the two-state solution, noting that achieving peace between the two parties is in the interests of all, and praising other Arab countries that are trying to do so, particularly Egypt and Jordan.
According to Blinken, the peace agreements struck between Israel and Arab nations would enhance people’s lives.
He urged on the rest of the Arab countries to join the Abraham accords during his remarks at the conference.
Observers believe that the US administration’s affirmation of its support for agreements signed between Israel and Arab countries is another sign of the Moroccan-Israeli agreement’s continuation, which includes US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara, effectively ruling out any possibility of the US administration changing its position on Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.
The Moroccan-Israeli-American deal was struck in December during Donald Trump’s administration, and it concerned Morocco’s resumption of diplomatic ties with Israel in exchange for US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.