US-Morocco Security Cooperation at Center of Hammouchi-Fischer Talks

US-Morocco Security Cooperation at Center of Hammouchi-Fischer Talks

Ways of enhancing further security cooperation between Morocco and the United States were at the center of talks held Thursday in Rabat between US ambassador to Morocco David Fischer and Abdellatif Hammouchi, Director-General of national police and domestic intelligence agency.

The two sides also discussed coordination mechanisms in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism, organized crime and their growing threat in North Africa and Sahel region, said a press release issued by the national police, describing as “a model” the Moroccan-American cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Talks also covered the exchange of expertise and experiences as well as cooperation between Moroccan and US security agencies to counter transnational organized crime.

The two sides hailed results of bilateral cooperation in security matters, voicing the two countries’ readiness to foster cooperation ties in this field to enhance world peace & stability.

Morocco is a major non-NATO ally in the region. The two countries hold regular military exercises and high-level consultations on bilateral, regional, and international issues.

Washington recognizes the important role Morocco plays in foiling terror plots and violent extremism worldwide.

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