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Jared Kushner hails King Mohammed VI’s “visionary leadership”

The Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner expressed his gratitude to King Mohammed VI yesterday in Rabat for his visionary leadership, which places Morocco and the entire region on a very promising trajectory.

During a press briefing after the signing, in front of the sovereign, of a joint declaration between Morocco, the United States and Israel, Jared Kushner recalled that Morocco is one of the partners “the oldest and closest” to the United States.

“We will never forget that Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States,” said the senior American official, recalling that each of the American administrations, since that of President Bill Clinton, has affirmed its support for the United States. Morocco’s “serious, credible and realistic” initiative for autonomy in the Sahara.

By announcing his recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara, President Donald Trump “rejects the status quo which benefits no one, and chooses to move towards a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution, a solution that makes sense and which is more likely to improve people’s daily lives,” said the advisor to the American president, reiterating his country’s call to all parties “to work constructively with the United Nations in order to move forward before in the negotiation process”.

For his part, Meir Ben-Shabbat, National Security Advisor of the State of Israel, expressed, on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his “deep esteem” to King Mohammed VI for his “courageous leadership and his enlightened vision”, saying “proud to be in the Kingdom at the head of an official Israeli delegation to establish relations with Morocco”.

He said he was convinced that the “links between the Royal Palace, and in fact all Moroccans, with the Jews of Morocco will constitute a bridge between the two countries, and one of the foundations of peace between the two peoples”.

Israel’s National Security Advisor stressed the “limitless possibilities” of cooperation with Morocco in the fields of aviation, creativity, science, health and agriculture, among others.

“Our Dear Moroccan Brothers”! It is with these words that the Israeli national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat (of Moroccan origin) decides to open his address in Rabat. All the speech in Arabic!

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