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Morocco - Meeting between Deputy Secretary Burns and Foreign Minister Al-Otmani

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 14, 2012


QUESTION: What was discussed in last week’s meeting between Deputy Secretary William J. Burns and Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani?

ANSWER: Deputy Secretary Burns hosted Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani in Washington on Friday, May 11. They had a constructive discussion about issues of mutual concern related to our bilateral relationship. During the meeting, Deputy Secretary Burns affirmed the United States’ continued support for efforts to find a peaceful, sustainable and mutually-agreed solution to the Western Sahara conflict, including the UN negotiation process led by the Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Ambassador Christopher Ross.

PRN: 2012/760


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