After Cote d'Ivoire and Comoros, Gambia to open a consulate in Dakhla on Tuesday

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Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita and his Gambian counterpart Mamadou Tangara. / DR

The Gambia will open, Tuesday, a consulate in Dakhla. According to diplomatic sources, several Gambian and Moroccan officials will attend the inauguration of the new consulate, announced in December 2019.

Last month, the Union of the Comoros inaugurated a consulate general in Laayoune, following in the footsteps of Cote d'Ivoire. In June 2019, the West African country opened an honorary consulate in Laayoune to cover the regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.

«At least four African countries will open consulates in Laayoune» before the end of 2020, Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita said in December.

The separatist movement and Algeria had denounced the opening of a Comoros consulate in Laayoune, describing it as a «violation of all international pacts, particularly the Constitutive Act of the African Union».

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