Morocco and the US already cooperate in the security field, exchanging expertise and information with a view to eliminate terror and radicalization.
Rabat – The US and Morocco are determined to reinforce security cooperation.
Head of Morocco’s public prosecutor office Mohamed Abdelnabaoui received a delegation from the US to discuss security cooperation in the fight against crime on Monday, January 6.
In a press statement, Abdennabaoui explained that the visit follows a previous meeting held the one held in 2019 in the United States and aims to facilitate the exchange of expertise and successful experiences as well as to share best practices from the respective legal systems.
The meeting held in Rabat served as an opportunity to discuss ideas to minimize crime, attorney general of the District of Columbia, Washington Karl Racine has said.
The delegation also included the attorney general of the State of Idaho, Lawrence G.Wasden.
The attorney general emphasized that the visit, the second of its kind, seeks to focus on exchanging ideas on several topics of common interest.
The visit is also a way to formalize exchanges between the two countries, facilitating the organization of training and strengthening communication, G. Wasden added.
“Cooperation between the two parties focuses on cases relating to drug trafficking, human trafficking, protection of personal data and money laundering,” the attorney general concluded.
Morocco’s security services have an excellent reputation for strategy in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
The US has extolled Morocco’s approach against terrorism and crime in several reports.
In its latest document 2019 Country Report on Terrorism for Morocco, the US State of Department emphasized that Morocco’s counterterrorism efforts have effectively mitigated risks of terrorism over the past three years.
In addition to counterterrorism, Morocco also shares strong diplomatic relations with Trump’s administration through the exchange of visits.
Recently, high-level officials visited the country, including state secretary Mike Pompeo.
The US department of state in December said that Pompeo’s visit in December 2019 with a US delegation south aimed to boost the “strategic cooperation between the two countries.”
“We’ve got a lot in common with Morocco. We have a shared regional, I think, threat perception. We have excellent mil-to-mil cooperation and counterterrorism cooperation… It’s just a good-news story – the relationship,” The US Department quoted officials from the US as saying after the visit.