El Khalfi expressed solidarity with Tunisian people and highlighted the efforts of the Moroccan police in tackling terrorism.
Rabat – Mustapha El khalfi, the Moroccan government spokesman, has made a statement on the Tunis terror attacks. Speaking on behalf of the government, El khalfi emphasized the importance of condemning and categorically refusing such terrorist acts.
The statement was made following the weekly meeting of the Government Council for the discussion, ratification, and approval of a number of legal and regulatory texts on June 27 in Rabat.
Answering a question on the Tunis attacks, El Khalfi said that he considered the explosions “terrorist attacks” and expressed his support and solidarity to the Tunisian people.
The minister seized the occasion to tackle Morocco’s own fight against terrorism. He mentioned that “this week, police forces were able to dismantle a terrorist group.”
El Khalfi stressed that these police operations are a known and set approach which is part of a national strategy.
This anti-terrorism strategy is based on intelligence networks to preempt and immediately terminate any possible terrorist threat.
He further praised the efficiency of all Moroccan police forces. He then added that this strategy is one of many adopted by Morocco in its fight against terrorism.
These strategies, as El Khalfi revealed, “focus on the origins of terrorism, i.e. the external forces trying to draw people into terrorist groups or networks.”
The country, according to the minister, has adopted a national program which aims to spread the values of moderate Islamism in order to eradicate extremist Islamic thought and speech.
Other national programs include “Moussalaha”, launched by the General Delegation to the Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) and based on reconciliation with the self, then with the religious text, and finally with society, as well as international cooperation on the subject of terrorism.
El Khalfi also emphasized Morocco’s internationally recognized efforts in war against terrorism saying that “the country has become an example to follow in this matter; through its experience, it has proven its efficiency and expertise.”