The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in South Africa, Mr. Youssef Amrani, proceeded, on 19 November 2021, to the inauguration of the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom in the capital of Eswatini, Mbabane. 

The inauguration of this new diplomatic representation, headed by Ms. Mona Ashraf, took place in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Melusi Masuku. It comes following the opening in October 2020 of the Embassy of Eswatini in Rabat and its Consulate General in Laâyoune. 

Speaking on the occasion of the opening of this consulate Ambassador Youssef Amrani stressed that this opening comes as Morocco celebrates the 66th anniversary of Independence Day, welcoming the fraternal links between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Eswatini and excellent cooperation relations at the bilateral and multilateral level. He also highlighted the many opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in different fields, in line with Morocco’s African policy, drawn up by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. 

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco also underlined the convergence of points of view between the two countries and the common challenges they face, in the context of building a prosperous Africa, for the benefit of the peoples of the continent. In this regard, he welcomed the constant and fair position of the Kingdom of eSwatini in support of the territorial integrity of Morocco. 

The opening of this honorary consulate crowns a long-standing friendship between the two countries and opens up new perspectives in the commercial, cultural and educational fields. 

Ambassador Amrani also stressed the need to extend the sectors of cooperation, by integrating the dimension of human exchanges, which could only strengthen the excellent political relations between the two countries. 

For his part, the Secretary-General Mr. Masuku emphasized the excellence of the cordial and fraternal relations that bind the two countries, noting that the opening of this Honorary Consulate is a testimony of the sincere and fraternal partnership between Rabat and Mbabane. 

This partnership is therefore part of conscious cooperation oriented towards human and sustainable development referring to the importance of the scholarship program made available to Eswatini students for continuing their studies in Morocco. Finally, he underlined the exceptional convergence of points of view between the two countries and their constant, united, and fruitful coordination in the multilateral field, particularly at the level of the UN and the African Union (AU).