Elements supporting the separatists of the Polisario front tried to distort the visit of an official of the American embassy in Rabat to the cities of southern Morocco. The American Embassy has pulled the rug out from under them by issuing an update.
After having learned of a normal visit, and without political stake, of an official within the embassy of the United States, in two cities of the south of Morocco, namely Dakhla and Laâyoune, members supporting the separatists took advantage an opportunity to carry out their separatist propaganda and spread fake news.
The latter took advantage of a meeting between the American political advisor with Aminatou Haidar, head of the “Sahrawi Instance against Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM)”, an organization which claims to defend human rights, to give the impression that it is a meeting of great importance.
Sites affiliated with the Polisario, and supported by Algerian news media, have launched anti-Moroccan propaganda by trying to promote the idea that the United States would adhere to their separatist thesis, except that the American embassy in Rabat, denied these allegations.
In an update from the American embassy in Rabat, obtained by MoroccoLatestNews, it is pointed out that David Fischer, the political adviser who visited the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla, this week, met local elected officials, businessmen, civil society organizations, and representatives of the Minurso mission.
The U.S. Embassy clarified that embassy staff regularly travel to the southern provinces to hold contact meetings and to learn about local political, economic and cultural developments and that these were of a perfectly normal visit.
The American political adviser, accompanied by an American delegation, met Ynja Khattat, the president of the Dakhla Oued Eddahab region, to inquire about the economic and social situation of the region as well as the various projects and investments in progress. Before Dakhla, David Fischer, had met the mayor of the city of Laâyoune, Hamdi Ould Errachid.
Last October, members of the American embassy made a similar visit to the southern Moroccan provinces where they met representatives of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and a pro-separatist organization.
They were the president of the Laâyoune -Sakia Al Hamra Regional Commission of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), Taoufik Berdigi, and Ali Salem Tamek, member of the executive board of the Collective of Sahrawi human rights defenders in Sahara (CODESA).