The Moroccan approach is not only based on security and operational dimensions but also relies on the prevention of radicalization, he noted on the sidelines of the Frontex 23rd International Border Police Conference held in Warsaw on Wednesday.
“Morocco has managed to develop a very early detection system of radicalization signs,” he said. For de Kerchove, this system is extremely useful for Europe, for whom it is critical to detect early signs of radicalization.
“We have a lot to learn from Morocco in this area,” the EU anti-terror chief pointed out.
De Kerchove also highlighted the role played by the Kingdom in co-chairing the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).
All these factors explain the EU’s willingness to develop cooperation with Morocco in this area, he said, also noting the importance of cooperation between the kingdom and Frontex in the fight against illegal immigration.
Morocco was invited to participate in this annual meeting due to its efforts in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration and its contribution to the stability and security of the region.
The 23rd International Border Police Conference is being held this year under the theme “Ensuring Global Security through Integrated Border Management.”
International experts discussed emerging threats to border security and potential solutions in four areas: evolving security challenges in an interconnected world with an emphasis on countering terrorism; situation monitoring for border management; information systems for stronger and smarter borders; and strengthening border guard capacities.