Madrid - Morocco and Spain reaffirmed, here Friday, their commitment to boost cooperation in fighting illegal migration, terrorism, organized crime and international drug trafficking.
Madrid – Morocco and Spain reaffirmed, here Friday, their commitment to boost cooperation in fighting illegal migration, terrorism, organized crime and international drug trafficking.
During a meeting between Minister Delegate for the Interior Cherki Drais and Spanish Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz during the 11th Moroccan-Spanish high-level meeting, the two officials highlighted their cooperation in the fields pertinent to their departments and discussed the means to strengthen this cooperation.
Concerning anti-terrorism, the two officials praised the bilateral relations marked by the mutual trust and strong cooperation between the security services of the two countries, which is backed by the excellent results achieved lately in dismantling terrorist cells in both countries.
Regarding migration flows, the Spanish Minister reiterated Spain’s support to the Moroccan migration policy, notably the regularization of the status of illegal migrants.
The two Ministers hailed their collaboration with IOM in the voluntary return of immigrants to their home countries.
On this occasion, they stressed the exemplary cooperation between the two countries in the transit operation, which becomes an exemplary model in the field of North-South cooperation in terms of the management of people’s movement.
Concerning combating drugs trafficking, the two ministers agreed to pursue their efforts and the efficient collaboration between their security services, especially through strengthening of consultation mechanisms and increasing joint actions.