Morocco is a key player in the fight against global terrorism, and its essential role is recognized on both a regional and international scale.
Rabat – Morocco has been re-elected for a third term as co-chair of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum. This move marks the culmination of Morocco’s leadership in the fight against terrorism, Italian media outlets reported on September 27.
Agenzia Nova stressed that Morocco’s re-election to co-chair the World Forum for the next three mandates (2020-2022) shows the renewed confidence and appreciation that Morocco enjoys as an indispensable partner in the fight against terrorism both within the Forum and on a global level.
The re-election represents the international recognition of Morocco’s main role in the fight against terrorism, the news outlet said.
In an article by Domenico Letizia, the Italian newspaper L’Opinione Delle Liberta reported that Morocco has succeeded in developing a unique and pioneering experience that has been globally commended for its effectiveness.
Letizia added that Morocco’s experience is based on several axes combining security management and restructuring the religious field. Morocco also emphasizes the need to confront poverty and marginalization, which are thought to produce fertile ground for the spread of terrorism and extremism.
Letizia wrote that Morocco’s leading position in the field is owed to its integrated strategy and the state commitment in this field. Morocco, Letizia asserted, has successfully established its name as an active partner in global initiatives to combat terrorism.
Letizia pointed out that Morocco’s multifaceted approach has become an effective model for the world to immunize against the threat of terrorism.
The US Department of State has commended “the multidimensional nature of the Moroccan strategy, which prioritizes the objectives of economic and human development, security vigilance measures, as well as firm cooperation at the regional and international levels,” Letizia stated.
The Italian News Agency (AGC) highlighted the insightful leadership of King Mohammed VI that has allowed Morocco to develop its experience in the field of combating terrorism, primarily by confronting the social and economic causes of its spread. Morocco has become a leader in this field and has set an example for other countries.
AGC highlighted Morocco’s multifaceted commitment and continuous efforts to make a valuable and effective contribution to the fight against terrorism, stressing that the country is an essential pillar of stability, given its active involvement in global and regional efforts to strengthen capacities to combat this threat.
For four years, the Forum’s joint presidency of Morocco and the Netherlands has set key priorities to promote a proactive approach while mobilizing efforts to provide answers to emerging threats, as reported by Italian news outlet Journali Diplomatico.
Journali Diplomatico added that the two mandates in which Morocco and the Netherlands co-chaired the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum were “the most productive” since the Forum’s inception.
Founded in 2011, the Global Counterterrorism Forum is an international body of 29 countries in addition to the European Union. The Forum’s primary mission is to reduce the vulnerability of people worldwide to global terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts; and by countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.
The Forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and skills, and to develop the proper tools and strategies to effectively address the evolution of the terrorist threat.