The Central African Republic (CAR) launched a consulate general in Laâyoune on Thursday morning.
The opening ceremony for the consulate was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, and his Central African counterpart Sylvie Baïpo-Temon.
In a press statement on the sidelines of this event, the Ambassador of the Central African Republic in Rabat and dean of the African diplomatic corps in Morocco, Ismaila Nimaga, stressed that the opening of a diplomatic representation of his country in Laâyoune attests the excellence of the “intense bilateral relations that have reached their peak”.
“Today is a renaissance in relations uniting the Central African Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco, a brotherly and dynamic country,” he said, emphasizing the firm commitment of the CAR in in favor of supporting the moroccanity of the Sahara.
“When it comes to the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, the Central African Republic has always provided its indisputable and irreversible support to Morocco on this issue”, insisted Mr. Nimaga, who expressed his wish to see more States Africans open their diplomatic representations in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.
The opening ceremony of this consulate took place in the presence of the wali of the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, governor of the province of Laâyoune, Abdeslem Bekrate, local elected representatives, as well as the consul general of the Union of the Comoros à Laâyoune, Sayed Omar Sayed Hassan.
This is the fifth diplomatic representation inaugurated in Laâyoune, after the Honorary Consulate of Ivory Coast, opened last June, the Consulate General of the Union of the Comoros, which began offering its services in December, as well as the Gabonese Consulate General, inaugurated last week.
Rather in the morning, Bourita had chaired with his Santomean counterpart the opening ceremony of the consulate general of Sao Tome and Principe in Laayoune.