Foreign politicians, elected officials send letter to Biden to support US recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over the Sahara

A group of foreign political leaders and elected officials urged US President Joe Biden to maintain support for the US recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over the Sahara.

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International political leaders and elected officials from several countries and regional parliaments, former and in-office, addressed a letter to US President Joe Biden in support of the decision of the United States of America recognizing Morocco's full sovereignty over the Sahara, affirming that the Moroccan autonomy initiative is the only lasting solution to this conflict.

«Mr. President, We, former heads of government, former ministers, elected officials, members of Parliament, are honored to express our satisfaction with regards to the United States' sovereign decision to recognize the full sovereignty of Morocco on the Sahara Provinces», stress the signatories of this letter, which is included in a tweet published by the former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and former ambassador to the United States and Israel, Giulio Terzi.

This call was able to gather in a very short time 250 signatories from 25 countries around the world. They are 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 major cities and municipalities in Europe and around the world.

Backing the US recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over the Sahara

Among the signatories of this letter are former Czech President Vaclav Klaus, former Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales Cabrera, former Bulgarian Prime Minister Georgy Bliznachki, former MINURSO member Stephan Todorov Davidov, as well as several current deputies and senators.

«We welcome the United States' decision to recognize the autonomy initiative as the sole basis for a solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara, as we believe it opens concrete perspectives to guide the UN's political process towards a final solution», they underline, expressing confidence that the United States, under the presidency of Joe Biden, will continue to advance the Sahara issue towards a just and lasting solution thanks to its continued support for the Moroccan Initiative for Autonomy.

«We believe that it is no coincidence that a growing number of nations, including the United States, support the Autonomy plan as a realistic, practicable and lasting political solution based on the compromise», the 250 signatories insist.

This letter comes after 27 senators, led by pro-Polisario senators James Inhofe (Republican Party) and Patrick Leahy (Democratic Party), asked, in a letter sent February 17 to US President Joe Biden, to reverse the presidential decree signed by former US President Donald Trump.

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