The Spanish and Moroccan has been more reinforced after the Spanish royal visit to Morocco.
Rabat – The Spanish Minister of Defense Margarita Robles has welcomed the cooperation uniting Morocco and and Spain in several fields, especially in irregular migration.
On Wednesday, the official s expressed her trust in the joint Morocco-Spain platform on curbing irregular migration.
The official said , “We have full confidence in the collaboration with Morocco.”
She added that “a lot of work” is being done by the two parties in the field, Spanish news outlet EFE reported.
Robles expressed her country’s determination to boost collaboration with Morocco and promote a common migration policy within the framework of the European Union.
Spain has been a strong supporter of Morocco’s efforts on migration, repeatedly calling on the EU to assist the Moroccan government’s efforts in the Mediterranean. Spain has been expressed satisfaction with the Rabat-Madrid collaboration. In April, Spanish news outlet ABC said that the Spanish Ministry of the Interior found that the number of irregular migrants in Spain dropped by 52% from April 2018 to April 2019.
ABC notes that the significant decline is mainly due to Morocco’s success in dismantling irregular migration networks and the security cooperation and information exchange between Morocco and Spain.
The partnership between the two countries has strengthened in the last months, especially after the recent visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to Morocco in November 2018.
In a recent interview, Sanchez stressed the significance of the ties between his country and Morocco, saying that Morocco is a “special ally” for Spain. “Progress and prosperity in Morocco are determining for stability in the Mediterranean and in Spain,” he said.