US State Department hails Morocco’s ‘comprehensive’ counterterrorism strategy

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US State Department hails Morocco’s ‘comprehensive’ counterterrorism strategy

Washington - The US Department of State welcomed on Wednesday Morocco’s comprehensive counterterrorism strategy, noting that the country’s efforts have effectively mitigated the risk of terrorism threat.

Morocco has a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation, and counter-radicalization policies,” said the US State Department’s annual Country Report on Terrorism 2013, published in Washington.

The same report added that the North African country targeted and effectively dismantled terrorist cells within the country by leveraging intelligence collection, police work, and collaboration with regional and international partners.

The document also hailed Morocco’s efforts to fight religious extremism, adding that the Kingdom developed a national strategy to confirm and further institutionalize the country’s widespread adherence to the moderate values Maliki school.

The report also highlighted the efforts of King Mohammed VI to fight extremism, recalling the Ramadan series of religious lectures, hosted by the King, and which invite Muslim speakers from around the world to promote peaceful interpretations of Islam.

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