In his tweet on Twitter, Pompeo wrote: “I am delighted to announce the start of establishing a US consulate in the desert, and the opening of a virtual presence with active participation immediately.”
He added, “We look forward to promoting economic and social development, and to involve the people of this region in it.”
Pleased to announce the beginning of the process to establish a U.S. consulate in Western Sahara, and the inauguration of a virtual presence post effective immediately! We look forward to promoting economic and social development, and to engage the people of this region.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 24, 2020