Congressmen Support Morocco’s Response to US Report on Human Rights | North Africa Post
A bipartisan group of Congressmen sent a letter to the President, hailing Morocco’s human rights achievements, shared values, and the strong US-Morocco alliance:
After Morocco expressed concerns last month that the US State Department’s 2016 human rights report contained factual errors and misrepresented the Kingdom’s efforts in that area, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress have voiced support to this response as being legitimate.
In a letter sent to President Obama last Thursday, the 16-member group hails Morocco as Washington’s “strongest and oldest friend in a very important part of the world,” and urges “greater visibility” for Morocco’s role in promoting stability and development in the region, as well as the country’s progress on human rights.
“We are concerned that recent developments in our strategically important alliance with Morocco need to be made a higher priority and that our support for Morocco’s signal achievements, including on human rights, and the important role it is playing to enhance stability and development in the region, needs to be given much greater visibility in our public statements about this critical bilateral relationship with one of our oldest and most trusted partners,” the letter signatories pointed out…[FULL STORY]