US Establishes New ‘Virtual Presence Post’ in Western Sahara, Pompeo Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States started establishing its digital diplomatic put up in Western Sahara as a primary step of making a consulate in the area, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in a press release on Thursday.

Trump introduced in early December that he had brokered a peace deal between Israel and Morocco, which entails the institution of full diplomatic relations and air journey between the 2 nations, in addition to the United States’ recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The digital put up shall be managed by the US Embassy in Morocco, he added. The US will proceed to assist political negotiations in the area, Pompeo stated.

On Tuesday, Moroccan King Mohammed VI obtained an official US-Israeli delegation headed by Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner. The go to resulted in the institution of full-scale diplomatic relations and direct flights between the international locations.

Morocco turned the fourth Arab state to normalize ties with Israel this yr after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. According to Trump, quite a few different Arab international locations are additionally able to normalize relations with Israel.


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