Morocco & Saudi Arabia to Enhance Defense Cooperation

The Moroccan-Saudi Joint military Committee held on Tuesday its second meeting in Rabat to review cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces during the 2018 & 2019 period and set their joint program for 2020.

The meeting was co-chaired by Lt. General, Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and the Saudi General, Chief of International military Cooperation, says a press release issued by the FAR General Staff.

During the gathering, the joint committee discussed various aspects of military cooperation, welcomed the positive outcome of this cooperation and praised the excellent partnership existing between the armed forces of the two kingdoms, adds the statement.

Participants also voiced their willingness to promote interoperability and strengthen relations between the two armies through the exchange of experience and expertise, underlines the statement, noting that the Moroccan-Saudi military cooperation is based on the deep and historical ties between the two brotherly countries.

Moroccan-Saudi military cooperation is governed by a framework agreement for military and technical cooperation signed in December 2015.

This agreement includes training, defense industry, logistical support, transfer of military expertise, medical services and exchange of visits.

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