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Bahraini Newspapers Highlight Significance of Manama's Decision to Open Consulate in Laayoune

Bahraini Newspapers Highlight Significance of Manama's Decision to Open Consulate in Laayoune

Several Bahraini newspapers highlighted, on Saturday, the deep significance of the country's decision to open a Consulate General in Laayoune, describing it as a further confirmation of Bahrain's support and solidarity with Morocco in the defense of its sovereignty, rights and territorial integrity.

For "Akhbar Al-Khaleej", the presence of Bahrain in the Moroccan city of Laayoune will strengthen the strategic cooperation between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples under the leadership of HM King Hamed Ben Issa Al Khalifa and his brother HM King Mohammed VI.

Bahrain's position on supporting Morocco's sovereignty over its territories has been firm since time immemorial, the newspaper said. Manama's decision illustrates the strong and close relations between the two kingdoms, as well as the clear and ongoing concern of the Sovereign of Bahrain for Arab security and stability, it added.

The opening of a Consulate General in Laayoune also stems from Manama's wish to preserve Arab national security, and to provide the necessary support to Morocco, which has been facing, for some time now, attacks by some parties against its sovereignty in addition to troubles in the crossing of El Guerguarat, the daily underlined.

This strategic decision also confirms the strength of the Arab coalition against external risks and the strengthening of the strategic partnership between Bahrain and Morocco, it said.

For its part, "Al-Ayam", quoting Bahraini MP Hamad Al-Kouhaji, underlined that the Gulf country's decision reflects the depth of the brotherly relations between the two countries. It also highlighted the fact that Morocco's security and territorial integrity is an integral part of Arab security.

Likewise, "Al-Bilad" described as "decisive" and "courageous" the decision to open a consulate general in Laayoune, as it reflects the close historical relations between the two countries and enshrines Manama's strong support and solidarity with Morocco on the Moroccan Sahara issue.

The King of Bahrain, who maintains close, deep and fraternal relations with his brother HM King Mohammed VI, has always affirmed his great and steadfast support for the historic relations between the two countries while working to further strengthen them at all levels, the newspaper underscored.

MAP 28 November 2020