Toast A Special Morocco – USA Relationship At Your Independence Day Feast
As you prepare to celebrate 4th July with friends, family and loved ones, we at Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil wanted to reflect on the special history between the USA and Morocco – the first nation to recognise the United States as an independent sovereign country in 1777.
If you’re planning a family feast this 4th July, why not bring a little bit of Moroccan culture to the table with a splash of the best extra virgin olive oil on your al fresco feast.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the most versatile cooking ingredients you can buy and could spark a fascinating new talking point nestled in the centre of your Independence Day spread.
The Special Morocco – US Relationship.
According to Forbes, Morocco has enjoyed a vibrant relationship with the United States since time immemorial. In 1777, Morocco was the first country in the world to formally acknowledge the United States as an independent nation.
The Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship stands as the U.S.’s oldest non-broken friendship treaty. Signed by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, it has been in continuous effect since 1786. Following the re-organization of the U.S federal government upon the 1787 Constitution, President George Washington wrote a now venerated letter to the Sultan Sidi Mohamed strengthening the ties between the two countries.
In the beginning of the American Revolution, American merchant ships were subject to attack by the Barbara Pirates while sailing the Atlantic Ocean. At this time, American envoys tried to obtain protection from European powers, but to no avail. On December 20, 1777, Morocco’s Sultan Mohammed III declared that the American merchant ships would be under the protection of the sultanate and could thus enjoy safe passage.
A vital element of the Morocco/ US relationship is the fact that both countries are bound by a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that guarantees free flow of business between the two nations.
Since our launch in 2018, the team behind Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil – both in the UK and Morocco itself – have been thrilled with the warm reception of our product within the USA. Customers are drawn to both the unique taste and numerous health benefits of Morocco Gold and keep coming back for more, year after year.
“I’m awaiting arrival with great anticipation, after consuming the first bottle I have to say it’s the best olive oil I have ever tasted. Thanks.”William, California
“I feel consuming Morocco Gold everyday has a great effect on my health. I feel so good everyday.”Hea, Georgia
“It is incredible and I have a shotglass full every day – love it and thank you for such a great product!”Veronica, California
“I sent your wonderful olive oil to my daughter and she said it was delicious.”Susan, Florida
To order a bottle for your 4th July celebrations or as a gift for someone special, just pop over to our website here or find us on Amazon.
The United States Of American Legation, Tangier
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