The Union of Comoros inaugurated on Monday, October 26, its embassy in Morocco.
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, co-chaired the inauguration ceremony with his Comorian counterpart, Dhoihir Dhoulkamal.
Dhoulkamal is on an official visit to Morocco with the aim to further develop bilateral ties between Comoros and the North African country.
The newly-inaugurated Comorian Embassy in Rabat is the sixth African diplomatic representation to open in Morocco in less than one week.
On October 23, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea opened general consulates in Dakhla, southern Morocco. One day later, Zambia opened an embassy in the Moroccan capital.
Today, prior to the opening of the Comorian embassy, Bourita co-chaired the inauguration of Eswatini’s new embassy in Rabat.
Comoros announced its intention to open an embassy in Rabat in December 2019, following the inauguration of its consulate general in Laayoune, southern Morocco.
“This embassy will cover not only the Kingdom of Morocco but also other countries in the sub-region,” said the former Comorian Foreign Minister, Mohamed El-Amine Souef.
Comoros only has seven other embassies across Africa, in Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.
Souef also announced the creation of a Morocco-Comoros joint bilateral commission, which will include officials and businesspeople. The commission was scheduled to hold a meeting in the first quarter of 2020 but delayed the session due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cooperation with Morocco has been a “constant” element of Comoros’ foreign policy since the archipelago’s independence in 1975, Souef said.