Morocco, Djibouti Discuss their Military Cooperation

Morocco, Djibouti Discuss their Military Cooperation

Morocco and Djibouti have discussed means of upgrading their bilateral military cooperation at a meeting held Thursday in Rabat between FAR Inspector General Lt General Abdelfattah Louarak, and Chief of General Staff of Djibouti Armed Forces Lt General Zakaria Sheikh Ibrahim.

The two military officials expressed satisfaction at the excellent partnership between the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and the Djibouti Armed Forces, and the shared willingness to develop further cooperation relations between the two armies, a statement issued by the FAR said.

Military cooperation between Morocco and Djibouti dates back to 1981. Since July 2009, it has been governed by the framework Agreement on technical military cooperation, which provides for the training of Djibouti Army officials in the FAR Schools and Training Centers and the exchange of visits.

As part of this cooperation, the Royal Armed Forces have contributed to the rise of Djibouti’s Arta Interservices Military Academy, and, at the request of the Djiboutian military authorities, FAR has seconded senior officers since 2008 to carry out a training mission.

Lt General Zakaria Sheikh Ibrahim is on a working visit to Morocco this April 09-12, at the head of a large military delegation.

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