The announcement comes just a month after Comoros announced plans to inaugurate a consulate in Laayoune.
Morocco considers Dakhla part of its sovereign territory.
Gambian minister of foreign affairs Mamadou Tangara said on December 12 at a press briefing in Rabat that his country is discussing the “ upcoming opening of a consulate of the Republic of the Gambia” in Dakhla.
The Gambian minister had a meeting with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, during which both officials spoke about their countries’ determination to strengthen bilateral ties.
The Gambian official said that the opening of this consulate will take place “as soon as possible.”
“We will work together to give concrete substance to the visions of our two heads of state,” he added.
The official also reiterated Gambia’s position and support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.
He also thanked Morocco for supporting Gambia in “difficult times.”
Yangara is part of a Gambian delegation who arrived in Morocco recently to take part in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Bourita also spoke at the press briefing, emphasizing that the talks with his Gambian counterpart served as an opportunity to “recall the commitment” of King Mohammed VI to develop a south-south cooperation with Gambia.
Bourita also recalled the royal visit of the monarch in 2006. He said that the visit was an event to “lay the foundations for this solid partnership, which is growing stronger today.”
In addition to Gambia, several other countries also expressed willingness to open consulates in Morocco’s southern provinces of Laayoune and Dakhla.
Last month, Comores made similar statement of determination to open a consulate in Morocco’s Laayoune.
The announcement comes only six months after the opening of Cote d’Ivoire’s honorary consulate in Laayoune in June.