UAE took the decision to open a consulate general in Laayoune, the largest city in the south of Morocco.
the decision to open this consulate general came after a phone call between Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Royal Palace said.
this phone call, according to the same source, falls within the context of “permanent coordination and consultation between the leaderships of the two countries, and the depth of the strong ties of sincere brotherhood and mutual love.”
It also comes within “the framework of the fruitful relations of cooperation and effective solidarity between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.”
Morocco’s king said the decision is historic and shows the UAE’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.
More than 15 African states have also opened consulates in the Moroccan Sahara. Zambia and Eswatini being the last two countries opening theirs last Tuesday.
Morocco’s FM Nasser Bourita said that these openings come as a result of King Mohammed VI’s “wise” African policy, and that Morocco is “getting the desserts of its policy towards the African continent”.