Morocco, a ‘strategic, reliable Neighbor’ – Spanish Interior Minister
Spanish Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has described Morocco as a “strategic and reliable neighbor”, underlining the “transversal” dimension of cooperation between the two countries.
“Morocco is an absolutely strategic, reliable neighbor, with which we share common interests,” Grande-Marlaska told reporters on Friday after visiting the construction works of the new headquarters of the command of the Civil Guard in Zaragoza.
The Spanish minister noted that relations with Morocco are “important”, as they concern various areas such as security, economy and culture.
The current state of cooperation between the two countries is “absolutely satisfactory”, he assured, noting that the organization of the Marhaba Operation constitutes “good proof of this effective coordination between the two countries”.
Grande-Marlaska welcomed the results of the working meeting he held Wednesday in Madrid with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdelouafi Laftit.
During this meeting, the two officials underlined the strategic importance of relations between the two Kingdoms, which are based on the ties of friendship and brotherhood between King Mohammed VI and King Felipe VI, according to a joint statement published after this meeting.
Laftit and Grande-Marlaska welcomed, in this regard, the exemplary cooperation between the services of their departments, which translates the new unprecedented dynamic in the relations between the two countries, based on transparency, mutual respect, reciprocal trust, frank and loyal cooperation and permanent consultation.