Comoros previously had no diplomatic representation in Morocco.
Speaking in Moroccan southern city of Laayoune in Western Sahara after the inauguration ceremony of the general consulate, Comoros’ Foreign Minister, Souef Mohamed El Amine, announced his country’s plans to open the embassy in Morocco.
“This embassy will cover not only the Kingdom of Morocco but also other countries in the sub-region,” said El Amine.
Comoros also expressed satisfaction with the “excellent” relations between Morocco and the Union of Comoros.
He said that the strengthening of cooperation with Morocco has been a “constant” element of his country’s foreign policy since its independence.
The Comoros’ official also stressed that both Morocco and his country have agreed to relaunch their joint bilateral commission “which could be held during the first quarter of 2020.”
A delegation from Morocco of businessmen is set to travel to Comoros to explore investment opportunities in sectors such as fisheries and agriculture.
Morocco’s foreign minister, Bourita, told the press after the inauguration of the general consulate of Comoros, that four other African countries will open diplomatic representation in Laayoune.
“The opening of the consulate is an event of great significance” as it reflects that, for Morocco, “the question of the Moroccaness of its Sahara is non-negotiable,” emphasized Bourita.