US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the start of the process of establishing an American consulate in Western Sahara, and Bhumibo said on his Twitter account: “I am pleased to announce the start of the process of establishing an American consulate in Western Sahara, and we look forward to promoting economic and social development, and to involve the peoples of this region.”
Pleased to announce the beginning of the process to establish a US consulate in Western Sahara, and the inauguration of a virtual presence post effective immediately! We look forward to promoting economic and social development, and to engage the people of this region.
– Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 24, 2020
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Austria, Mr. Ezzedine Farhan, highlighted that the recognition by the United States of America of the Moroccan Sahara is a “historic diplomatic breakthrough” for the Kingdom and a “major setback” for the Polisario. In a statement published Thursday by the Austrian newspaper “De Presse”, Farhan stressed that the recognition The history of the United States, with Morocco’s full and complete sovereignty over its Sahara, is a historic diplomatic breakthrough, stressing at the same time that the success of Moroccan diplomacy constitutes a “major setback” for the Polisario front, according to MAP.