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|Sierra Leone Reiterates Support for Morocco's Territorial Integrity Autonomy Plan as Only Basis for Resolving Moroccan Sahara Issue

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, Timothy Musa Kabba, reiterated on Monday his country's "relentless support" for Morocco's territorial integrity and autonomy plan as the only basis for resolving this regional conflict.

In a press conference held at end of talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, the Sierra Leonese top diplomat reiterated his country's position in "relentlessly supporting the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Moroccanness of the Sahara."
He further emphasized the importance and primacy of the Moroccan initiative of the autonomy as the only basis for resolving this issue, reiterating the full support of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the role played by the United Nations as "an exclusive framework" to achieve a lasting solution to this regional dispute.

Musa Kaaba also welcomed the dynamics of international recognition of the territorial unity and integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, recalling Sierra Leone's adherence to these dynamics by opening a consulate in Dakhla in August 2021.

He voiced his "extreme delight" to collaborate with Bourita in order to implement the 13 agreements and the decisions taken during the last joint commission of cooperation that took place in Dakhla on April 28, 2023.

Concerning bilateral ties, the head of Sierra Leonese diplomacy affirmed that they have substantially evolved under the directives and leadership of HM King Mohammed VI and His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, who thanked Morocco for its support of his country's bidding for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in for the 2024-2025 period.

These talks were attended by Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Morocco Atumannu Dainkeh and Consul General in Dakhla Zainab Kande.

9/5/2023   Back Print

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