Rabat and Washington agreed to fight terrorism cooperation

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PERSISMA, Washington – Morocco and the United States agreed to continue and strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism, said the joint communique of the first session of the strategic dialogue between Morocco and the United States, held in Washington on September 13 last year.

“On security issues, the United States and Morocco continue to share in the success of bilateral coordination mechanism, in which the two countries should continue to deepen in criminal justice, non-proliferation and counter-terrorism sector.

We intend to continue to work together to strengthen the democratic institutions of criminal justice and to counter the threat of violent extremism (CVE) in Morocco and elsewhere. Both sides decided that they will jointly determine the nature of CVE programming.

Both sides decided that the United States should continue to implement training programs and providing the equipment related to border and port security and customs control.

News cited from MAP (Maghreb Arabe Presse) explains that both sides highlighted the importance and challenges of expanding bilateral relations between the United States and Morocco into one that can improve security in the region and around the world. Both sides are determined to continue close cooperation in the Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) / Forum Global Terrorism.

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