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Morocco announces the opening of an embassy in Lesotho

The Kingdoms of Morocco and Lesotho decided on Tuesday in Rabat to open “forthcoming” respective embassies to strengthen their bilateral cooperation and support the new page that opens in the relations of the two African countries.

The two kingdoms agreed to further explore “the possibility of opening embassies in our respective countries,” said Lesego Makgothi, Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Special Envoy of the Lesotho Prime Minister.

Makgothi, who was speaking at a joint briefing with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita after a bilateral meeting, stressed that the review this possibility “will be carried out in the very near future”.

The head of Lesotho said he hoped the review “will not last long”, saying he agreed with Bourita “that to strengthen our bilateral relations, it is better to raise them to the level of diplomatic ties very official”.

This announcement follows Lesotho’s decision to suspend all previous decisions and declarations of this South African country relating to the Moroccan Sahara and the polisario. This is a decision that removes any ambiguity about Lesotho’s position on the Moroccan Sahara, and “opens a promising new page in terms of cooperation in all areas between our two countries,” said Bourita, saying confident that “the establishment of embassies will be a key element” in this regard. And the minister to announce that “other good news will come in relation to this issue”.

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