Polisario suffers new blow: Comoros opens a consulate general in Laâyoune

The Polisario’s misfortune is continuing with a series of diplomatic setbacks, the latest being the opening by the Union of the Comoros, Wednesday in Laâyoune, of a consulate general.

The Comorian Consul General in Laâyoune, Sayed Omar Sayed Hassan, stressed that the opening of the consular representation in Laâyoune “capital of the Moroccan Sahara” is an “honor” for the Union of the Comoros. It also confirms the Moroccanness of the Sahara, he said.

He also expressed hope that “other countries, friends and brothers of Morocco, will follow the example of the Union of the Comoros to show their solidarity and fraternity with our Moroccan brothers and their gratitude for all the contributions made by the Kingdom of Morocco in our countries and throughout the African continent.”

The diplomatic representation was opened during an official ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, his Comorian peer Mohamed El-Amine Soue and several senior personalities.

Besides the Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Gambia are among the countries, which have already announced their intention to open a “Consulate General” or “Honorary Consulate” in Dakhla or Laayoune.

Laâyoune will host several diplomatic events during the coming months, including meetings of joint commissions between Morocco and certain African countries as well as the Forum between Morocco and the Pacific countries which will bring together foreign ministers from twelve countries.


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