The latest update from Apple Maps presents a map of Morocco including the Sahara, confirming the kingdom’s sovereignty over this territory.
In addition to the Apple company, other international organizations and media have published the new world map on which appears the Sahara as an integral part of Moroccan territory. For example, the Arab League, the African Football Confederation, or the British BBC television, have already adopted this new updated map including the Sahara in Morocco, Atalayar said.
This new update should delight Morocco, which has been waiting for years for international recognition of its sovereignty over the Sahara. Until 2020, only the United States under Trump had recognized the Moroccan character of the Sahara, in exchange for the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel.
Today, several countries have already followed suit with the United States. “There are already 50 countries which have recognized the sovereignty of Morocco in the Sahara and 24 countries already have consulates in Laâyoune and Dakhla …”, declared Ahmed Moussa, consul of Morocco in the Canaries, in an interview with the online media , Street20.
According to several experts, Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara can be very beneficial for the region and the Sahrawis, especially with regard to customs duties on the export of agricultural and fishing products to the European market.