The position was reaffirmed by Malawi’s foreign minister Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka in statement to the Press after talks with Morocco’s foreign minister Nasser Bourita.
The Malawi foreign minister said his country backs a solution to the Sahara issue in line with Morocco’s sovereignty and said his country will continue to back Rabat’s position in international fora.
The two countries signed cooperation agreements covering agriculture, higher education, urban development and water.
On the same day, Oct. 24, Zambia opened its embassy to Rabat signaling a growing support for Morocco from English-speaking southern Africa.
A day earlier, three states joined a wave of African countries that opened consulates in the Moroccan southern provinces the Sahara.
By October 23, the following countries opened consulates in Laayoune or Dakhla: Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, the Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and São Tomé and Príncipe.