Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer took part in a ceremony Sunday in Dakhla, the first formal step to open a consulate, marking a turning point for the disputed and closely policed territory in North Africa. Fischer was joined by the top State Department official for the region, David Schenker. The king’s face is juxtaposed on a map that includes Western Sahara as an integral part of Morocco. “The U.S. cannot both support the U.N.’s role in resolving Western Sahara conflict and endorse Moroccan sovereignty,” Omar tweeted. The U.S. recognition of Western Sahara as Morocco’s drew criticism from the U.N. and America’s allies.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 10, 2021 09:26 UTC