US State Department spokesman Ned Price insisted on US support for the “political process” launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s personal envoy, Staffan de Mistura, in the Sahara.
During a briefing by the US State Department, the spokesperson thus highlighted US support “for the leadership of Personal Envoy Staffan de Mistura in resuming the UN political process to move forward.” Our ultimate goal is a lasting and dignified resolution to the conflict.
The United States has supported and will support efforts aimed at “promoting a peaceful and prosperous future for the region as a whole, stabilizing the situation and ensuring the cessation of all hostility,” he said, referring to the same “very close” consultations with the parties.
Price also returned to the meeting held earlier this Monday, November 22, between the head of American diplomacy, Antony Blinken and his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, in Washington.
For the moment, nothing has filtered out of their meeting yet, but according to Ned Price, a press release will follow to summarize the content of the interview between the two men who have already announced the color, mentioning subjects of common interest and a shared desire to make the partnership fruitful, with the important subject for the United States, namely the resumption of relations with Israel, and important for Morocco, in other words territorial integrity.
“Obviously our relations with Morocco are important, we share a lot of common interests in the region”, replied Ned Price to a question about the meeting between the two chief diplomats, who had “a lot of things.” To discuss, in particular “several commitments made previously and today is the opportunity to build on this”.
The meeting between Nasser Bourita and Antony Blinken in Washington comes less than a month before the date of the first anniversary of the Abrahamic Accord, as well as the recognition of the United States of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.