Morocco-US: National Police Director General discusses with CIA, FBI security challenges, threats posed by terrorist groups

Morocco-US: National Police Director General discusses with CIA, FBI security challenges, threats posed by terrorist groups

The Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, paid a working visit to the United States on June 13-14, at the head of a security delegation made up of directors and executives of the central services of the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST).

This visit reflects the strong cooperation ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America in the various security areas, particularly in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime, and takes place within the framework of a context marked by the strengthening and development of the security partnership between the Moroccan security services and the American federal agencies in charge of intelligence and law enforcement, said Thursday a press release issued by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) and DGST.

During this visit, Abdellatif Hammouchi held working sessions with Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, William Burns, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Talks focused on the various security threats and new dangers at the regional and international levels, as well as on the mechanisms and means to face these risks according to a common and collective vision capable of ensuring international security and peace.

Hammouchi also discussed with US intelligence and security officials the various security challenges and threats posed by terrorist groups and organized crime networks in several parts of the world, including the Sahel region, the Sahara, the Middle East and Europe.

“Virtual operations” linked to the fight against the terrorist threat and organized crime, particularly in their cybernetic form and their transnational links, were also discussed.

The Moroccan delegation’s visit was also marked by the exchange of expertise and experience and the sharing of information on the fight against terrorist organizations and organized criminal networks.

The two sides agreed on the importance of coordinating joint efforts and developing monitoring and control mechanisms, in order to prepare a firm response to the various risks and growing threats on an international scale.

This visit shows the importance of bilateral security cooperation between Morocco and the United States, as key partners in international efforts aimed at promoting security and stability.

It also reflects the unwavering commitment of the General Directorate of National Security and the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance to international efforts aimed at neutralizing the risks and threats to regional and international security.

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