Moroccan-Spanish security cooperation reviewed in Rabat
Security cooperation between Morocco and Spain and ways to upgrade this cooperation up to the strategic partnership existing between the two countries were reviewed at a meeting held in Rabat this Thursday.
The meeting gathered Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, and Secretary of State and Head of the National Intelligence Center of Spain, Esperanza Casteleiro Llamazares.
This meeting took place on the sidelines of the working visit Ms. Casteleiro Llamazares is paying to Morocco at the head of a high-level delegation in a bid to support and strengthen Moroccan-Spanish cooperation in various security areas of common interest, a press release from the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) said.
Hammouchi and Ms. Casteleiro Llamazares reviewed the various models and dimensions of security cooperation between Morocco and Spain, as well as ways to further develop this cooperation to match the strategic partnership between the two countries and meet the requirements for availability and efficiency needed to maintain common security in a context of increasing, new security challenges both at national and international levels, the press release said.
This meeting reflects the strength and importance of Moroccan-Spanish cooperation in security and intelligence areas, especially in light of the challenges associated with the regional context that continue to grow, as well as the risks linked to terrorism, extremism, cybercrime and various forms of cross-border organized crime, including illegal immigration networks, drug trafficking and psychotropic drugs, the DGST said in the press release.