Rabat - Morocco is a cornerstone in the counter-terrorism fight, said, on Friday in Rabat, European MP Gilles Pargneaux, chairman of the EU-Morocco friendship group.
Rabat – Morocco is a cornerstone in the counter-terrorism fight, said, on Friday in Rabat, European MP Gilles Pargneaux, chairman of the EU-Morocco friendship group.
The relation between Morocco and Europe is very important. This relation exists not only with the EU member states, but also with the grouping as such, said Pargneaux who is leading a trans-partisan delegation on a visit to Morocco, following a meeting with minister delegate for the interior Cherki Drais.
“As European MPs, we wish to intensify relations between the EU and Morocco in terms of the fight against terrorism,” he said.
“In the Kingdom’s southern provinces, our destination in this mission, Morocco is a trailblazer concerning the establishment of security in the Sahara, given that this region should be strongly secured to foster anti-terrorism efforts,” he said.
The meeting was also an occasion to get informed about developments taking place in the social, economic and human rights fields in the southern provinces, in addition to money earmarked by Morocco for the development of the said region totaling 77 billion dirhams, said Pargneaux.