Rabat - French President, Francois Hollande, received on Friday afternoon in Paris King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
Rabat – French President, Francois Hollande, received on Friday afternoon in Paris King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The meeting between the two heads of state comes a week after the deadly terrorist attacks that hit Paris last Friday, killing 130 people and leaving over 350 injured.
King Mohammed VI is among the rare heads of State to visit the French capital following last Friday’s unprecedented carnage in France.
Morocco is one of France’s most trusted allies in Africa and the Arab world, and security cooperation between the two countries has often helped thwart a number of terrorist attacks in both countries.
The North African country plays a central role in the efforts made by European countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Morocco’s intelligence services were instrumental in helping their French counterparts locate the whereabouts of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, alleged mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Thanks to the information provided by the Moroccan intelligence services, French police managed to locate Abaaoud and a female terrorist who was hiding with him in an apartment in Saint-Denis, in Paris suburb. Both terrorists were killed in the assault led by French special forces on Wednesday morning.
On Thursday, French Interior Minister, Beranrd Cazeneuve, said a country outside of Europe, provided French authorities with key information that helped the locate the two terrorists.