The opening ceremony of the consular representation was chaired by the Ivorian Minister for African Integration and Ivorian Expatriates, Ally Coulibaly, in the presence of Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
This is the fifth consular representation inaugurated in Laâyoune, after the Consulate General of the Union of the Comoros, opened in December, and the Consulates General of Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; and the Central African Republic, all inaugurated in January.
Other African countries chose Dakhla to set their consulates. These include Gambia and Guinea, and will shortly be joined by Burkina Faso.
Actually, Burkina Faso officially announced last week that it will open a Consulate General in Dakhla to ensure “better protection of the interests of Burkina Faso and its nationals in the Moroccan southern region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.”