The decision to open the Haitian consulate in Dakhla was announced by Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in a letter addressed to his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita.
The Carribean country will be the first non-Arab and non-African country to open a consulate in Morocco’s southern provinces after 17 other nations made a similar move to reaffirm their recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara provinces.
Haiti’s decision comes after the Carribean country expressed support for Morocco’s peaceful action to ensure the safety of goods and passengers across Guerguerat, a vital crossing point at the Moroccan-Mauritanian border.
Haiti also expressed support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and for the UN-led political process to find a solution to the Sahara conflict.
In addition to Haiti, Jordan also announced its decision to open a consulate in Laayoune, a move that reflects unwavering support for Rabat’s position on the Sahara.