Sahara: Israel’s Decision, another Step in the Right Direction – U.S Congressman –

Israel’s decision recognizing Morocco’s Sovereignty on its Sahara is another step in the right direction, underlined Joe Wilson, member of the U.S House of Representatives. In a tweet, the Republican Representative said that this state decision will help facilitate diplomatic and economic connections between the two parties. A statement by the Royal Office said that HM King Mohammed VI has received a letter from the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in which the Israeli Prime Minister brought to the Very High Attention of the Sovereign the decision of the State of Israel to ‘recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over the territory of Western Sahara.’ In this respect, the Israeli Prime Minister stressed that his country’s position will be ‘reflected in all relevant acts and documents of the Israeli Government.’ He also underlined that the decision would be forwarded to the United Nations, to regional and international organizations of which Israel is a member, and to all countries with which Israel maintains diplomatic relations. In his letter to the Sovereign, the Israeli Prime Minister pointed out that his country is positively examining “the opening of a consulate in the city of Dakhla,” as part of the implementation of this state decision.