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Published Thursday , on 26 May 2022, 12:35:45 by NONAHA

Rabat (MAP) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of the Republic of Suriname, Mr Albert Ramdin, on Wednesday May 25, 2022, expressed his country’s "full support" to the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as the unique basis for a political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, in full respect of the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Morocco.

Mr. Ramdin reaffirmed the recognition of the Republic of Suriname of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over its entire territory, including the Moroccan Sahara, says a joint communiqué issued at the end of talks held in Rabat between the minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and his counterpart from Suriname.

In this respect, the government of Suriname has decided to open a consulate general in Dakhla, noted in the joint statement.

24 countries have already opened consulates in the cities of Dakhla (12 countries) and Laayoune (12 countries).

During these talks, Mr. Bourita informed Mr. Ramdin of the latest developments of the Sahara issue and underlined the international community’s support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco, as the unique basis for a consensual political solution to the regional dispute.

The Moroccan official reiterated, in this regard, the commitment of the Kingdom of Morocco to the ongoing political process led under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations, the document adds.

Suriname’s position is part of a wave of support for the national cause expressed by several countries around the world, particularly in the Caribbean region. A total of 12 countries out of 14 in this region have changed their positions in favor of Morocco on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.