PUSL.- According to Moroccan media, Burundi opened this Friday its general consulate in El Aaiun, the capital of occuoied Western Sahara.
Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita chaired the inauguration ceremony with his counterpart Ezechiel Nibigira.
The opening of Burundi’s consulate is another violation of international law and a desperte attempt by Morocco to pretend that the occupation of Western Sahara is legal.
Burundi’s consulate in El Aaiun is the eighth diplomatic representation , all consulates are from african countries, several of them on verge of civil war and extremly poor.
Morocco has been “extremly efficient” in exploiting the weakness and instability of this states with economical support in change for political “mise en scène”.
Burundi is no exception. The United Nations warned in September that Burundi was on the verge of all-out violence as elections approach.
On februray 25th at least 24 people were killed in clashes between Burundi police and unidentified militants in the outskirts of the commercial capital, Bujumbura.
It’s the latest flare up of violence in the coffee-producing East African nation that’s scheduled to hold general elections May 20.
Opposition parties have complained of a rising number of attacks including assassinations of members ahead of the vote in which the National Congress for Liberty’s Agathon Rwasa plans to challenge the ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye, a retired army general.
64,6% of the population lives under the poverty line according to the CIA world fact sheet.
In midst this internal violence and insecurity, Burundi’s foreign minister opens the consulate in El Aaiun.