Cape Verde has reiterated its support to the Moroccanness of the Sahara and announced that it will soon set up a Consulate General in the city of Dakhla.
It was the Cape Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rui Alberto De Figueiredo Soares, who made the announcement following talks in Rabat with his Moroccan peer, Nasser Bourita.
De Figueiredo Soares also announced the imminent establishment of a resident Embassy of Cape Verde in Rabat.
The Cape Verdean official was in Morocco to take part in the first ministerial meeting of the African Atlantic States, held at the initiative of Morocco in Rabat this June 8.
Bourita welcomed the decision and thanked Cape Verde for its support for the Moroccanness of the Sahara. He also recalled Cape Verde’s commendable participation, at the level of its Ambassador in Dakar, in the African Ministerial Conference on support to the United Nations political process to settle the regional dispute over the Sahara, held in Marrakech on March 25, 2019.
Cape Verde’s announcement comes just one day after Togo announced a similar move through the voice of its Foreign Minister Robert Dussey, who reiterated his country’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and affirmed his backing for the autonomy plan presented by the Kingdom.
With the forthcoming opening of these two new Consulates, the number of consular representations opened in the cities of Dakhla and Laayoune will reach 27.