Ambassador Ed-Daheri to open the UAE consulate in Laayoune

15 African countries have opened consulates in the Sahara cities of Laayoune and Dakhla, showing their strong and firm support to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara.

Morocco Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita, accompanied by the UAE ambassador to Morocco Al Asri Said Ahmed Ed-Daheri, will supervise tomorrow, November 4th, the official opening ceremony of a new UAE consulate in Laayoune, an informed source told Morocco Telegram.

According to the same source, the opening ceremony of the consulate in the city of Laayoune, the largest city in the Moroccan Sahara, will witness the virtual attendance and participation of the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.

The opening decision, came after a phone call between King Mohammed VI and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in which the Moroccan Monarch welcomed the decision as “historic” according to a statement by the Royal Palace.

The UAE is not the first Arab country to open a consulate in the Moroccan Sahara, but this decision reflects its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.

In less than one year, 15 countries, African and Arab, have opened consulates in the Sahara cities of Laayoune and Dakhla, showing their strong and firm support to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara.

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