The opening of a Senegalese consulate in Dakhla, confirms Dakar’s support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara (Agency)

The opening of a Senegalese consulate in Dakhla, confirms Dakar’s support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara (Agency)

Dakar – The opening of the Senegalese Consulate General in Dakhla, a city located in the south of Morocco, confirms Dakar’s support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara, reported Tuesday the Senegalese News Agency (APS) citing an agent of the Senegalese consular services in Morocco, Pierre André Sène.

“The opening of this consulate confirms that Senegal supports the Moroccan character of the Sahara”, and that this region “belongs to Morocco”, said Mr. Sène, on the sidelines of the inauguration, Monday, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad, Aïssata Tall Sall, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, from the Senegalese consular representation in Dakhla.

The APS which recalls, on this occasion, that the city of Dakhla is some 2,000 kilometers from Casablanca, “where until then there was the Senegalese consulate closest to the southern part of the Kingdom”, underlines that between 2,000 and 3,000 Senegalese currently live in this city in southern Morocco.

According to Mr. Sène, the Senegalese living in this part of Morocco work in the informal sector, and some of them are employed in local industries, especially in the hotel industry.

“It is a city of the future. A lot of investments have been made here by the Moroccan authorities. It is a transit city”, he explained, noting that the new consulate will allow the Senegalese to be delivered. administrative papers without having to go to Casablanca or Rabat.

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Last modification: April 07, 2021

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