Sierra Leone has joined the growing list of countries that have opened consulates in the Moroccan Sahara, inaugurating this Monday a Consulate General in Dakhla and installing Ms. Zainab Candy as the country’s consul general.
Ms. Candy was installed in her functions by the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Rabat, Mr. Atumanni Dainkeh, during a ceremony organized at the headquarters of the consulate of this African country in Dakhla.
Sierra Leone is thus the 25th country to open a consular representation in the Moroccan Sahara, in a move that translates support to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara provinces.
Sierra Leone inaugurated an embassy in Rabat Friday, in the presence of its Foreign Minister David Francis, who had then said that the opening of this diplomatic representation is “a superb demonstration of our commitment and our long-standing partnership.”
This diplomatic representation will further consolidate the already “very strong” bilateral relations and help promote the African partnership, underlined David Francis, who expressed thanks to Morocco for its “huge support” to Sierra Leone in different areas, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Morocco has always been with us to give us its support” during this global health crisis, he said, welcoming the cooperation roadmap he signed Thursday with his Moroccan peer.
The roadmap provides for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in several areas, including education and training; technical cooperation; economic promotion and investments; as well as cooperation in the field of security.