Dakhla – The Republic of Suriname opened a consulate general in Dakhla on Thursday, thus marking its firm support for Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial integrity.
On this occasion, the Surinamese Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and International Cooperation, Albert Ramdin and the Governor of the province of Aousserd, Abderrahaman El Jaouhari cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque of this diplomatic representation, in the presence many elected officials and accredited consuls in Dakhla.
Thus, the number of consulates opened in the southern provinces was increased to 25 (13 in Dakhla and 12 in Laâyoune).
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, Albert Ramdin, expressed, Wednesday in Rabat, “his country’s full support” for the Moroccan autonomy plan as a unique basis for a political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, with full respect for territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
Mr. Ramdin reaffirmed the recognition by the Republic of Suriname of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over all of its territory, including the Moroccan Sahara, in a joint statement issued after talks between the Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Nasser Bourita and his counterpart from Suriname.
This position of Suriname is part of the outpouring of support for the national cause expressed by several countries around the world, particularly in the Caribbean region. A total of 12 out of 14 countries in this region have changed their positions in favor of Morocco on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.
The Republic of Suriname opened its embassy in Rabat on Wednesday, during a ceremony chaired by Mr. Bourita and his counterpart from Suriname.