The opening of the consulates of African countries in the Sahara is the fruit of the enlightened vision of His Majesty the King.

The inauguration of diplomatic representation in the southern provinces by several African countries is the fruit of the enlightened vision of HM King Mohammed VI, said Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Abroad, Morocco.

This “well-studied” African strategy is based on the opening of the empire to all regions of the continent and the desire to make the southern provinces a link between Morocco and its African depths, said Mr Boureta, who expressed on Thursday during a Joint press briefing with his counterpart of Malawi, Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka at the end of the opening ceremony of the Consulate General of this country in Kia Laayoune.

He said that this new African policy of the state, the foundation of which was laid by the sovereign, had a “very positive” effect on the development of the dossier of the state’s territorial integrity.

The minister said that 1/3 of the consulates opened so far in Laune and Dakhla belong to African countries representing all regions of the continent: West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa, specifying that Several other countries on the continent have expressed their desire. Will soon inaugurate representation in the southern provinces of the state.

He recalled in this context that five countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) now have diplomatic branches in the Moroccan Sahara: the DRC, Zambia, Eswatini, the Comoros Islands in addition to Malawi.

Mr Bourita noted that the opening of a Malawi consulate in Laoyun is part of the new dynamism of bilateral relations, following this country’s decision in 2017 to withdraw its recognition of the pseudo-SADR, and following the wishes of both states. . further develop their cooperation.

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Since that date, he continued, relations between the two countries have experienced steady growth in all areas in the political, economic and experience-sharing areas, recalling the decision of Morocco and Malawi to soon set up a bilateral Joint Commission. To bring together and open representation. Rabat and Lilongwe.

The Minister expressed the hope that the opening of the Malawi Consulate in Laoune can serve as a tool to strengthen economic ties and humanitarian exchanges between the two countries and the two peoples.

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