Rabat - The Inspector General of Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces General Abdelfattah Louarak is currently representing the North African country at a security meeting in Washington, D.C.
Rabat – The Inspector General of Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces General Abdelfattah Louarak is currently representing the North African country at a security meeting in Washington, D.C.
On the occasion, General Louarak co-chaired the 10th annual session of the U.S-Morocco Security Advisory Committee held April 10 – 12.
Traveling to the US with an important Moroccan army delegation, the Moroccan army general also held important meetings with some key Pentagon military strategists, with the aim of maintaining and furthering the recently growing US-Morocco strategic relations.
As General Louarek’s visit also follows an important delivery of US military support to Morocco, Moroccan officials seized the opportunity to discuss the prospects of improving regional national capabilities, as well interoperability with their American counterparts.
The issues discussed during the Moroccan General’s visit also set the ground for the 2018 edition of African Lion, which is “an annual, bilateral US and Moroccan sponsored [military] exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques, and procedures,” according to the program’s website.
This year’s edition of the African Lion exercise is expected to take place in mid-April in Morocco’s southern regions, said a military source.
Morocco-US military cooperation is has been experiencing an definitive moment, especially as the North African country, which is currently engaged in comprehensive programs to revitalize its military equipment and upgrade its air and naval response capabilities, recently acquired an important number of US-made equipment.