Malawi joins African countries having consulates in Moroccan Sahara
Malawi will open on Thursday a consulate general in the Moroccan Saharan city of Laayoune, joining nearly thirty African, Arab and Caribbean countries which have already installed diplomatic representations since end of 2019, in Laayoune and Dakhla, pearl of Moroccan Sahara.
The announcement of this new consulate was made Tuesday in Rabat by Malawi’s foreign minister Eisenhower Nduwa Mkaka at a joint press briefing held with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita.
Mr. Nduwa Mkaka also announced his country’s decision to open an embassy in Rabat. He reaffirmed, on this occasion, his country’s strong and steadfast backing to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity.
The Malawi top diplomat praised the royal donation of health equipment to over twenty African countries to enable them cope with COVID-19 pandemic.
He also hailed Morocco’s decision to manufacture locally Covid-19 vaccines to be exported to African countries, saying such a move confirms the Kingdom’s leadership in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
On his talks with Bourita, the FM of Malawi said they focused on bilateral relations, investments, the fight against terrorism, latest developments on the regional & international scene and several other issues of common interests.