Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) Inspector General Abdelfattah Louarak has received the Britain’s senior defense advisor for the MENA region, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer.
Rabat – Louarak and Lorimer met on Monday in Rabat with the British ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly. Their meeting focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation to promote the two armies’ interoperability through sharing experience and expertise.
The two countries’ military cooperation includes training and joint exercises, such as the “Jebel Sahara” exercise, which takes place annually in Marrakech in the fall.ar
According to an official statement about Monday’s meeting,the two countries’ military cooperation is governed by a 1993 interoperability agreement as well as a status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) inked in 2013.
Within the framework of the agreements, a joint commission defines an agenda to schedule bilateral activities. The commission meets every year, alternating in Rabat and London.