United States planning to open a consulate in Western Sahara

The United States is planning to open a consulate in Western Sahara. On January 10, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco David T. Fischer took part in a ceremony in Dakhla, the first formal step to open a consulate. Fischer was accompanied by the US State Department official for the region, David Schenker. 

“Our trip today to Dakhla is another historic milestone in more than 200 years of friendship between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America,” the U.S. Embassy in Morocco’s Twitter account quoted him as saying. 

In December 2020, United States of America adopted a latest map of the North African nation of Morocco. This became the talking point as this map adopted by the US includes Western Sahara as part of the Moroccan territory. 

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