Sahara: “250 international politicians” urge Biden to support Moroccan initiative

Joe Biden in Marrakech in 2014. US DEPARTMENT International political figures signed a letter to US President Joe Biden welcoming the US decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara and to support the initiative autonomy defended by Rabat. The list of signatories, however, has not been disclosed, but the official MAP news agency lists their countries of origin and for some their quality and status.International political figures have signed a letter addressed to US President Joe Biden, for “Express their satisfaction with the sovereign decision of the United States to recognize the total sovereignty of Morocco over the provinces of the Sahara”. The letter posted on Twitter by the former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Ambassador to the United States and Israel, Giulio Terzi, brought together, according to MAP, “in a very short time 250 signatories, from 25 countries in the around the world “. The list of signatories to the letter was not disclosed, however, but the official press agency lists among these countries “Italy, Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Paraguay, Peru , Saint Lucia, Serbia, Spain, as well as members of the European Parliament and mayors of important cities and municipalities, in Europe and in the world ”. According to the same source, “the former Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, the former Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales Cabrera, the former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Gueorgui Bliznachki, the former member of the Minurso, Stephan Todorov Davidov, as well as that several deputies and senators currently in office ”appear among the signatories of this letter. A settlement of the dispute that needs a second wind … For them, “the decision of the United States comes at a time when the political process for the settlement of this dispute needs a new breath, and the populations have need new perspectives ”. They believe that “autonomy is the only way to end the suffering of the population living in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, ensure reconciliation and achieve permanent peace and stability in a strategic region, by making it a real one. vector of peace, stability and prosperity in Africa, even in the world ”. “We can only welcome the decision of the United States to recognize the autonomy initiative as the sole basis for a solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara, because we believe that it opens up concrete perspectives to guide the process. UN policy towards a final solution ”, rejoice the signatories of the letter, who say they are“ convinced that the United States under will continue to advance the Sahara issue towards a just and lasting solution thanks to their continued support for the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative ”. They did not fail to welcome “the trilateral pact signed between Morocco, Israel and the United States”, considering that this pact is likely to strengthen the prospects for peace in the Middle East, in accordance with the role that Morocco has historically played to advance peace in the region. This letter sounds like a response from Morocco and its allies to the missive sent on February 17 by a bipartisan group of 27 American senators, led by the chief lobbyist of the Polisario in Washington, Jim Inhofe. The signatories urged the Biden administration to reverse ex-President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.