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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.
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