Liberia opens Consulate General in Morocco

On 13 March 2020 at 11:41

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita and his Liberian counterpart, Mr. Gbehzohngar Findley, on the 12th of March 2020, opened the Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia in Dakhla.

This is the 4th consular representation inaugurated in Dakhla, in 2020, after the Consulate General of Djibouti, which opened on February 28, the Consulate General of the Gambia, which opened on January 7, and the Consulate General of Guinea, which started offering its services on the 17th of the same month.

This consular representation opened in the Southern Provinces of the Kingdom of Morocco is the tenth in less than three months.

‘’Liberia supports Morocco’s territorial integrity and rights’’, said the Liberian Minister during a joint press briefing with his Moroccan counterpart Mr. Nasser Bourita, adding that ‘’the inauguration of this diplomatic representation will strengthen relations with Morocco, it will serve the Liberian community in the region and will contribute to the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries’’.

This inauguration reflects the constant positions expressed by Liberia vis-a-vis the Moroccan Sahara issue, said Mr. Bourita, recalling that "Liberia has always supported the positions of Morocco in regional and international forums, and was alongside with the Kingdom in all its diplomatic battles within the United Nations and the African Union ".
In this regard, Mr. Bourita emphasized the solidity of the ties that unite the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Liberia, ties based on the principle of absolute solidarity, recalling that Liberia has always expressed its gratitude to H.M King Mohammed VI for His positions at the time when Liberia was suffering as a result of the Ebola epidemic ", alongside with a number of countries in the region.

He also highlighted the firm position of the Sovereign to support these countries in the health field instead of isolating them, through the continuation of air services provided by ’’ Royal Air Maroc ’’, the only airline to have maintained its flights in the region, adding that this initiative had a very positive impact on the spirit of the Liberians.

Mr. Bourita indicated also that, during the Joint Commission, held last March in Marrakech, Morocco and Liberia agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, stressing that, under the Royal High instructions, the Kingdom has expressed its readiness to support the efforts made by Liberia to revive its economy.

The Minister also expressed confidence that the opening of this Consulate General will play a role in strengthening technical cooperation and humanitarian ties between Morocco and Liberia, adding that "a road map will be established, by mutual agreement, to strengthen cooperation, in general, and consolidate the role of the Consulate General in Dakhla, in particular ."