Senegal to open consulate in Dakhla

Moroccan, Senegalese FMs will open consulate in Dakhla, making Senegal 22nd nation to establish diplomatic mission in territory.

RABAT - Senegal will open a consulate in the southwestern city of Dakhla on Monday, joining other African and Arab countries in supporting Morocco's claim to its Sahara.

The consulate will be opened by the Moroccan and Senegalese foreign ministers in Dakhla, making Senegal the 22nd nation to establish a diplomatic mission in the territory, diplomatic sources said.

In December, the Trump administration recognised Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara and opened a consulate in Dakhla, in a blow to the Algeria-backed Polisario Front.