In addition to irregular migration, Morocco and Spain maintain regular cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Rabat – Morocco is a leading country in the fight against terrorism, the chief Prosecutor of Spain’s National Audience, Jesus Alonso, said on December 11 in Marrakech.
Alonso commented on Morocco’s counterterrorism leadership during a plenary meeting of the members of the Quadripartite Group against Terrorism.
“Like Spain, France and Belgium, Morocco is determined to eradicate this cross-border global phenomenon, which threatens the security and stability of the international community,” he said.
The Spanish official also called for a shared responsibility to curb organized crime, emphasizing that terrorism is one of its forms.
“The situation is different from one country to another. Each one has its specificities, its own culture and religion but the threat is always the same.”
The prosecutor emphasized that Spain and its allies have been sharing information. The situation, however, requires more effort.
“We should work more on the homogenization of legal and judicial systems,” he said.
He added that even if each state has its priorities, countries share the same goal: bringing peace, security, and prosperity.
“This represents the challenge and the major challenge for the four fellow countries that have really managed to minimize the impact of terrorism,” he said.
Alonso acknowledged that terrorism is not a new situation in Spain, which has suffered from the phenomena for years.
“Our membership in this Quadripartite Group will allow us to share experiences and expertise and to use new communication technologies to more coordination,” he added.
Morocco maintains a leadership role in the counterterrorism field, garnering international recognition from its allies.
On an annual basis, the US State Department spotlights Morocco’s counterterrorism efforts on its Country Report on Terrorism.
The recent report said that Morocco has ‘comprehensive” strategies to curb terrorism.
Morocco also works to combat the roots of violent extremism through education, promoting moderate religious teachings, conducting youth outreach, modernizing systems of prison management, and implementing terrorist rehabilitation programs.