Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Moroccan-American Friendship


When the 13 separate states of America declared themselves the United States, the Morocccan Sultan Sidi Mohammed was the very first sovereign to recognize the new American nation.The greatest heroes of American early history were the strongest proponents of friendship with Morocco. The Treaty of Friendship between our nations was urged on Congress by Benjamin Franklin, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, signed by John Adams and affirmed by George Washington in a letter to the Sultan. The Treaty of American-Moroccan Friendship is the oldest American treaty of its kind still enforced today.The oldest property owned by America on foreign soil is one of the most beautiful buildings in Tangier, Morocco. A gift to America from Morocco.

1 comment:

Jacobsen said...

Very interesting article. I didn't know this historical fact. I have been to Morocco and I really like this fascinating country. I know that many American and European people buy in Tangiers property, they want to enjoy by soft climate and nice looking nature! Tangier is amazing, especially during sunset. Tangier is beautiful, combining many of the best attributes of other Moroccan cities. It has a rich cultural heritage and is a city full of life. The city is filled with busy Souks, labyrinthine streets, and overlooked by castles.