US Deputy Secretary of State Expected in Morocco Next Week

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will visit Morocco within the frame of a tour to North Africa and Europe from June 25 to 29 to discuss a range of issues, including joint efforts to maintain an enduring defeat of ISIS and promote cooperation on regional and global security challenges.

In Rabat, the Deputy Secretary will meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of political, economic, and security issues, including Morocco’s important contributions to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. He will also meet with a group of Moroccan youth in Casablanca.

The United States and Morocco share common concerns and consult closely on regional security and sustainable development. The North African Kingdom is a strong partner of Washington in counterterrorism efforts, and it works closely with US law enforcement to safeguard both countries’ national security interests.

According to the State Department press release, Sullivan will travel first to the Netherlands and Denmark before heading to Algeria and Morocco.

In The Hague, the Deputy Secretary will lead the US delegation to a special session of the Conference of the States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to address the ongoing use of chemical weapons worldwide and to reinforce the global norm against such use.

He will then lead the US delegation to Copenhagen to participate in the Ukraine Reform Conference: “A Driver for Change,” hosted by the governments of Denmark and Ukraine.

During this trip, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will also meet with Denmark’s Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelsen, to discuss a range of bilateral and regional matters.

In Algeria, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will meet with a range of senior government officials. He will participate in the fifth annual bilateral dialogue between the United States and Algeria on security and the efforts to promote regional stability. He will also discuss US-Algeria economic partnership.

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