Biden administration welcomes normalization between Morocco and Israel

Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden, spoke this Sunday with his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben Shabbat. In this official conversation, Sullivan praised the normalization agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

The White House website published a statement on Sunday relating to the first official contact between the new American administration and the Israeli government. Jake Sullivan has, in fact, spoken with Meir Ben Shabbat, Israeli national security adviser. Thus, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser particularly welcomed the normalization agreements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and recently Morocco, implicitly recognizing his country’s recognition of the Moroccan character of the Sahara.

Here is the translation of the White House press release:

“National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone yesterday with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat.

“Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed President Biden’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and expressed his gratitude for Ben Shabbat’s contributions to our bilateral partnership.

“They discussed possibilities for improving the partnership over the coming months, including building on the success of Israel’s normalization agreements with the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

“Mr. Sullivan confirmed that the United States will consult closely with Israel on all matters of regional security. He also called for a short-term strategic dialogue to continue the substantive discussions. “

This official position, made public by the NSC, is the first clue in favor of the probable support of the new American administration for the Morocco-USA-Israel tripartite agreement, one of the effects of which is the recognition of sovereignty. integral part of Morocco on the Sahara.

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