US, Israel, Morocco sign a Joint Declaration, promise to abide by the agreement
Last updated on December 26th, 2020 at 06:19 am
Joint Declaration: On Thursday, Israel and Morocco consented to normalize relations in an agreement furnished with the help of the United States, making Morocco the fourth Arab nation to put aside contentions with Israel in the past few months.
As per the agreement, the US President changed the longstanding U.S. strategy and recognized Morocco’s government over Western Sahara.
Western Sahara is a desert area where a decades-old regional dispute has set Morocco in opposition to the Algeria-supported Polisario Front, a breakaway move that tries to build up a free state in the region.
On Thursday, President Trump sealed an agreement over a call with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, the White House stated.
“Another HISTORIC progress today! Our two GREAT companions, the Kingdom of Morocco and Israel have consented to full diplomatic relations an enormous achievement for peace in the Middle East!” Trump tweeted.
Morocco is the fourth nation among the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan to strike an agreement pointed toward normalizing relations with Israel.
A significant part of the peace deal is to introduce a unified front against Iran and move back its provincial influence.
Palestinians have been criticizing the normalization agreement, emphasizing that the Arab nations have reversed the cause of peace by deserting a longstanding requirement that Israel surrenders land for a Palestinian state before it can gets recognized.
The Israeli delegation and the senior advisor to the US President Jared Kushner arrived in the Kingdom since Israel and Morocco consented to set up diplomatic relations.
During the conference, King Mohammed VI praised Kushner for the “considerable work achieved since his visit to Morocco in May 2018, which made it conceivable to accomplish this historic event in favor of Morocco’s territorial integrity,” and for his endeavors to guarantee regional harmony in the Middle East.
In a statement, Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE, welcomed the historic deal between Morocco and Israel, however, on the contrary, the Palestinian authorities censured the deal, saying it empowered Israel’s denial of their rights. Palestinians have been disparaging of all the recent agreements among Israel and Arab League nations.