Moroccan-Israeli cooperation in security matters discussed in Rabat

Moroccan-Israeli cooperation in security matters discussed in Rabat

Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, held a meeting, Tuesday in Rabat, with the Inspector General of the Israeli police, Yaakov Shabti, that focused on cooperation relations in the security field.

The Israeli official is on a working visit to Morocco at the head of a large security delegation.

The visit is meant to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the security field and lay the foundations for security cooperation to serve the common interests of the Morocco and Israel, a statement by the Directorate General of National Security said.

The visit also aims “to share experiences and expertise in various security fields, particularly in the areas of combating terrorism and various forms of transnational organized crime,” the statement added.

The Hammouchi-Shabti meeting was an opportunity for both sides to emphasize their firm commitment and their shared determination to open new opportunities for the development of bilateral security cooperation, so as to consolidate security and stability in the region and to fight firmly the various threats and criminal perils that threaten the citizens of both countries, the statement said.

Head of Israel’s liaison office in Rabat, David Govrin, who announced Shabti’s first visit to Morocco last Monday, said in a tweet: “The visit will enhance bilateral cooperation in the security field and exchange experiences.”
Shabti is accompanied by the head of the intelligence department and the head of external relations department, Govrin had tweeted.

Several senior Israeli officials have visited Morocco lately to discuss ways of deepening bilateral relations.

Last week, Israel’s Minister of Justice Gideon Sa’ar and Minister of Regional Cooperation Issawi Frej were in the Kingdom for talks with Moroccan officials on ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields.

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