USA Reiterates Support for Morocco’s ‘Serious, Credible, Realistic’ Autonomy Plan

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Africa, Joshua Harris, reiterated, on Thursday, his country’s support for the autonomy plan as a “serious, credible and realistic” solution to the dispute over the Sahara.    “The United States continues to view Morocco’s Autonomy Plan as serious, credible and realistic” the US Embassy in Rabat said in a press release following Mr. Harris’ talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.    The senior US official, who was accompanied by his country’s ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar, also “reaffirmed the deep and historic partnership between the United States and Morocco”.    Joshua Harris, whose visit to Rabat is part of a regional tour to “Morocco and Algeria”, also underscored US appreciation for Morocco’s crucial efforts on a wide range of regional and global challenges, including addressing instability in the Sahel, supporting Libyan elections, and promoting equal measures of freedom, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians.