Guinea Opens General Consulate in Morocco’s Dakhla

By on January 17, 2020

Guinea opened a general consulate in the Moroccan southern city of Dakhla on January 17. Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita co-chaired the inauguration ceremony with his counterpart Mamadi Toure.

The opening of the consulate marks the beginning of a series of bilateral talks between Bourita and Toure.

Guinea is the fourth African state to open a diplomatic mission in Morocco’s southern region of Western Sahara, after Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, and Gambia.

Morocco’s government sees the opening of the consulates as a mark of the success of its diplomatic efforts in favor of the North African country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in Western Sahara.

At the opening of the General Consulate of Gambia in Dakhla on January 7,  Bourita said that the inauguration of diplomatic missions in the region consolidates Morocco’s vision to make the country a gateway on the African continent.

The FM echoed similar statements during the opening of Comoros’ consulate in Laayoune, emphasizing that the inauguration of the consulate was “an event of great significance [as it answers] the question of the Moroccaness of the Sahara.”

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