Moroccan Sahara: CAR Always Standing By Side of Kingdom, Central African FM
The Central African Republic (CAR) is always standing by the side of Morocco on the issue of the Kingdom's territorial integrity and providing firm support for the Moroccan identity of the Sahara, said, on Thursday in Laayoune, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad Sylvie Baïpo-Temon.
"The opening today of the consulate general of our country in Laayoune offers the opportunity to further develop relations and give a strong impetus to the prospects for partnership between the CAR and Morocco," noted Baïpo-Temon, during a joint press briefing with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad Nasser Bourita.
In this regard, the Central African official noted that Laayoune represents an interesting economic platform for Central African youth, particularly in terms of training and development of economic partnership.
"Laayoune will offer enormous opportunities to the young people of the Central African Republic," she said, adding that the opening of diplomatic representation "in this economically attractive region is very timely", since the two brotherly countries are driven by a strong desire to "strengthen and consolidate the bilateral partnership for the benefit of the two peoples".
In addition, Baïpo-Temon welcomed the excellent relations uniting her country and Morocco, expressing the gratitude of the CAR for the support of the Kingdom, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, to efforts for stability and development in this African country.
This is the fifth diplomatic representation inaugurated in Laayoune, after the Honorary Consulate of Côte d'Ivoire, opened last June, the Consulate General of the Union of the Comoros, which started offering its services in December, as well as the Gabonese Consulate General, inaugurated last week.
Earlier in the morning, Bourita had chaired with his Santomean counterpart the opening ceremony of the Consulate General of Sao Tome and Principe in Laayoune.
MAP 23 January 2020