Cape Verde and Togo will will soon open general consulates in Dakhla, Western Sahara’s second largest city.
Cape Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration Rui Alberto De Figueiredo Soares and Togo's Foreign Minister Robert Dussey made the announcement following talks with their Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita on the sidelines of the first Ministerial Conference of the Atlantic African States.
Cape Verde will also soon open an embassy in Rabat.
Bourita expressed his gratitude to Cape Verde for its support of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara.
He recalled Cape Verde's commendable participation at the African Ministerial Conference on the African Union's support to the United Nations political process on the regional dispute over the Sahara. The event was held in Marrakech on March 25, 2019.
Twenty-five consulates have been opened so far in the Western Sahara region. There are 13 consulates in Dakhla and 12 in Laayoune.