The opening of the general consulate in Dakhla comes as a testament to Banjul’s staunch support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over Western Sahara.
Bourita and his counterpart Mamadou Tangara chaired the opening ceremony.
Before commenting on the general consulate’s inauguration, Bourita welcomed Tangara’s visit, the fourth Gambian official trip in Morocco in 6 months.
“It is a real pleasure to welcome my brother and friend Ministre Mamadou Tangara. This is your 4th visit in 6 months,” Bourita affirmed at a press conference.
The official added that the visit confirms the “exemplary quality” of the relationship between the two countries.
Gambia’s support for Morocco’s territorial country is“unwavering” in solidarity with Morocco’s position over Western Sahara.
“Today, by opening the Gambian consulate in Dakhla, you are once again demonstrating the solidarity and brotherhood that unite our two countries,” the FM added.
Bourita recalled that Gambia is the second country to open a consulate in Morocco’s southern region after the Comoros. The African country inaugurated its diplomatic mission in Laayoune in Deceùer 2019.
The diplomatic missions in the region will lend gravitas to the Moroccan southern regions’ as the gateway to Morocco for the continent.
“These openings also confirm a reality: Morocco is in its Sahara and it will remain part of Morocco’s territory,” he reiterated.
The official forecasts that the relations between the two countries will see more positive development in the future.