The Republic of Malawi has revealed its intention to open a consulate in Laayoune. This decision was announced by Eisenhower Nduwa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malawi, after being received today in Rabat by Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, who considered this decision to be a step with important diplomatic connotations, especially since Morocco is now open to 24 States with diplomatic representations in its southern territories.
Malawi thus joins the long list of countries that have decided to open a diplomatic representation in Moroccan Sahara.
That decision came as Malawi continued its steps of support for Morocco, which it had begun since 2017, following the withdrawal of its recognition of the Polisario Front.
After Tuesday morning’s meeting in Rabat with his Moroccan counterpart, Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka revealed that a consul general would initially be appointed in Laayoune.
The Foreign Minister of Malawi also announced the forthcoming opening of his country’s embassy in Rabat. In return, Morocco announced its decision to open a diplomatic representation in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.