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The United States to open a «provisional diplomatic representation» Sunday in Dakhla

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The United States will proceed with the opening of a «provisional diplomatic representation», Sunday, in Dakhla, following the American recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara.

A diplomatic source told French news agency AFP that the inauguration of this «provisional diplomatic representation» in the province will take place «pending the opening of the American consulate later».

«This inauguration is part of the tripartite agreement, which provides for the recognition by the United States of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara on the one hand and the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel on the other hand», the same source added.

The inauguration will be headed by American Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, who is visiting the region this week.

The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita will co-chair this inauguration, according to Le360. The latter reports that «in addition to this consulate, the United States will also open, in Dakhla and on the same day, an Office dedicated to the development of investments at the regional level».

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