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Morocco and the United States of America celebrate today the strategic alliance and multidimensional partnership in Washington✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

 Morocco and the United States of America celebrate today the strategic alliance and multidimensional partnership in Washington✍️๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Today, Wednesday, in Washington, the strategic alliance and multidimensional partnership between Morocco and the United States was celebrated, on the occasion of the announcement of the inclusion of the American Legation in Tangier on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of 11 endangered American historical sites.

In a speech during a ceremony on this occasion, hosted by the headquarters of the US State Department, Richard Verma, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration and Resources, highlighted that the American leg in Tangier is a strong symbol of the long-standing ties between the United States and Morocco.

The American official touched on the importance of preserving this historic site, stressing that including the American legation in Tangier on the list of historical sites most at risk will enable the necessary funding to be mobilized to preserve it, in a way that serves future generations of Americans, Moroccans, and visitors from the entire world.

For his part, the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, Youssef El Amrani, reviewed the Kingdom’s commitment to preserving this symbolic site, which reflects the “unique, deep, and historical relationship” between the two countries.

The ambassador stressed, “To this day, we continue to share the longest uninterrupted friendship treaty with America, and our alliance continues to become stronger, thanks to the leadership and permanent commitment to the strategic partnership, which is expressed, at the highest level, by His Majesty King Mohammed VI.”

EL-Omrani noted that the American legation in Tangier represents the values ​​of openness, coexistence, and dialogue that the two countries share, adding that this site, as the only American national historical landmark located in a foreign country, is “an institution that not only reflects the depth of our rich history, but also continues to contribute effectively to the cultural scene.” The vibrant old city of Tangier.

The ambassador expressed his confidence that this site will continue to play an important role as “an American cultural center in Morocco and a symbol of our lasting friendship,” noting that human ties, in the context of the distinguished relations between Rabat and Washington, are “our most important qualifications and can constitute an incentive for growth.”

For her part, Andrea Cochrane Tracy, Director of the Fund for the Preservation of US Diplomatic Expeditions Abroad, announced the fundraising of $10 million to restore and preserve the American legation in Tangier, noting that Morocco was the first country to recognize the independence of the United States in 1777.

In turn, Carol Quillen, President and Director General of the National Trust for Historic Preservation - an important American institution for the protection of heritage - noted that this site reflects the long-standing relations between the United States and Morocco.

In a video message, Ambassador William Moser, Director of the US Department of State's Office of Foreign Real Estate Transactions, stressed the importance of mobilizing the necessary funds to preserve this symbolic site.

For his part, the US Ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar, in a similar message, highlighted the strong and multidimensional partnership between his country and the Kingdom, noting that Morocco is the only African country that has a free trade agreement with the United States.

This ceremony, which was attended by many officials from the US State Department, was an opportunity to review the role played by the US Legation in Tangier and highlight the strength of relations between Rabat and Washington.

The building that houses the American Legation in Tangier, which was gifted by Sultan Moulay Suleiman to the American government in 1821, is located in the heart of the old city of Tangier.

This historic site witnessed many prominent events in American, Moroccan, and global history, especially the negotiations of the Cape Spartel Treaty, one of the first international agreements signed by the United States, as well as the agreements concluded with Morocco to facilitate navigation and trade.


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