UPDATED 11:04 AM PT – Thursday, December 10, 2020
President Trump has continued his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. He recently announced an agreement between Israel and Morocco.
On Thursday, the President tweeted that he signed a proclamation to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara.
Today, I signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal is the ONLY basis for a just and lasting solution for enduring peace and prosperity!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
The move came in exchange for Morocco’s agreement to normalize relations with Israel. The countries will now resume official contacts, grant direct and over flights as well as establish embassies on down the line.
Morocco is the fourth country since August to strike a deal aimed at normalizing relations with Israel.
President @realDonaldTrump DELIVERS yet another breakthrough for Middle East peace.
🇺🇸 🇮🇱 🇲🇦 Israel-Morocco peace
This agreement was made possible by this President – the historic significance of ALL these agreements cannot be overstated! https://t.co/HExNkkB6B6
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) December 10, 2020