Suriname officially opens Consulate General in Dakhla

Suriname officially opens Consulate General in Dakhla

The Republic of Suriname on Thursday opened a Consulate General in Dakhla, translating thus its strong support for Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity.

The opening ceremony of the consular mission was chaired by Surinamese Foreign Minister Albert Ramdin and the governor of the Aousserd region Abderrahmane El Jaouhari, in the presence of several elected officials and consuls accredited in Dakhla.

On Wednesday, Suriname also inaugurated its embassy in Rabat, a move that emphasizes the commitment of the South American country to boost its relations with Morocco.

In a joint statement issued after the talks the Surinamese official held with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita in Rabat Wednesday, Ramdin reaffirmed Suriname’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara, and expressed full support for the Autonomy Plan as the unique basis for a political solution to the regional dispute in full respect of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Morocco and for bringing peace and stability to the region.

During these talks, Bourita informed Ramdin of the latest developments on the Sahara issue and stressed the ever-growing support of the international community to the Moroccan autonomy plan under the sovereignty of Morocco, as the only basis for a consensual political solution to this regional dispute.

The Moroccan official reiterated, in this regard, Morocco’s commitment to the ongoing political process conducted under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations.

Suriname’s position on the Sahara issue is part of a support wave for the national cause expressed by several countries around the world, especially in the Caribbean region. A total of 12 countries out of 14 in this region have changed their positions in favor of Morocco on the Sahara issue.

Surinam’s consulate brings to 25 the number of consular representations opened in the cities of Dakhla and Laayoune.

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