Dominican Republic Reiterates ‘Absolute Recognition’ of the Moroccanness of Sahara, Considers Favorably Opening of Consulate in Dakhla
The Dominican Republic has reaffirmed its “absolute recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara,” highlighting the fact that it “considers favorably” constructing a Dominican consulate in the town of Dakhla.
The Dominican Minister of External Relations, Roberto Alvarez, wrote to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God help Him, on behalf of the President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Mr. Luis Abinader, to inform him of his country’s stance on the Moroccan Sahara issue, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, which was released on Saturday.
In this regard, the Dominican Republic “reiterates its absolute recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara,” the same source continued, noting that the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Relations “considers favorably” “the opening of a Dominican consulate in the city of Dakhla.”
The same source emphasized that the Dominican Republic “reaffirms that the autonomy initiative presented by the Kingdom of Morocco in 2007 constitutes the realistic, credible, and serious solution for reaching a negotiated agreement between the parties.”
The press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates concluded that the Dominican minister also informed his Moroccan counterpart that “President Luis Abinader has expressed the wish to pay a state visit to the Kingdom of Morocco, in order to further strengthen political, commercial, and cooperation ties” between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Dominican Republic.