Burundi announces the closure of its "consulate" in the occupied city of El-Aaiun in Western Sahara


Bujumbura (Burundi) 23 January 2021 (SPS) -Burundian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, through its Twitter account, it will close its "consulate" in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, due to "strategic reasons and within the framework of reciprocity," without explaining the real reasons behind this step.

In 2020, Burundi opened this consulate, in violation of the Constitutive Act of the African Union, which prohibits Morocco from occupying the territories of another member state of the Union, mainly the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

This decision is therefore a proof on the failure of the Moroccan policies to mislead some countries, including by deceiving some officials sometimes dragging them to visit the occupied territories of Western Sahara on the grounds that they are Moroccan territory. (SPS)

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