Morocco, Saudi Arabia sign deal on combating terrorism and its financing

Morocco, Saudi Arabia sign deal on combating terrorism and its financing

Morocco and Saudi Arabi have signed Tuesday in Rabat a cooperation agreement providing for further cooperation in matters of combating terrorism and its financing.

The agreement was signed between Morocco’s National Security and Territory Surveillance (DGST), and Saudi Arabia’s State Security agency after talks between the Director General of National Security and Territory Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, and Vice President of Saudi Arabia’s State Security, Abdullah Fahad Salih Al-Owais, who is on a working visit to Morocco at the head of a large security delegation.

The agreement covers the organization and development of cooperation and security coordination in various areas related to the fight against terrorism and terrorist financing operations, the DGST) said in a statement.

The DGST and the Saudi State Security aspire to develop their security and intelligence relations, coordinate efforts to fight terrorism and extremism, in order to deprive terrorist organizations of any rear base, recruitment grounds and financial resources, said the statement.

The Saudi delegation’s visit reflects the strength and depth of cooperation relations in intelligence and security coordination between the DGST and the Presidency of the Saudi State Security, illustrates both parties’ shared desire to consolidate their cooperation in the service of security and safety of their citizens.

The Saudi delegation included the head of the Directorate General for Countering Extremism and boss of the Directorate General for Conventions and International Cooperation, as well as experts and security officials at the Saudi State Security.


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