Installation of the Consul General of Sierra Leone in Dakhla

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The Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mr. Atumanni Dainkeh, chaired on August 30th 2021, the installation ceremony of the Consul General of his country to Dakhla.

The ceremony organized at the headquarters of the Sierra Leonean Consulate, was attended by the Ambassador, Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, Mr. Mohamed Methqal as well as the Wali of the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Governor of the province of Oued Eddahab, Mr. Lamine Benomar.

In a statement to the press after the ceremony, Mr. Dainkeh welcomed the installation of the Consul General which reflects the excellent relations between the two countries, as it reaffirms his country's position in favor of the territorial integrity of Morocco.

This act comes "to underline the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation and our will to pursue our partnership", he insisted, recalling that Sierra Leone had firmly supported the will of Morocco to join its institutional family, the African Union (AU).

The Ambassador added that this event goes beyond the political aspect, especially since Dakhla is a region which boasts important economic and investment opportunities, noting that this act will serve the interests of both AU member states "from an economic point of view and for the well-being of both peoples".  For the Sierra Leonean diplomat,

 For the Sierra Leonean diplomat, it is indeed a matter of facilitating the transfer of goods and services of the region to his country and strengthening trade between the two countries.

The installation of the Consul General comes a few days after the inauguration of the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Rabat.

As a reminder, the Sierra Leonean Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. David J Francis, had announced the opening of the two diplomatic missions of his country, during a press briefing on August 26, 2021, following his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita.

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