Morocco and America sign a military cooperation agreement extending for 10...

Morocco and America sign a military cooperation agreement extending for 10...
Morocco and America sign a military cooperation agreement extending for 10...
signed Morocco, West, sunset Today, Friday, the United States of America held a military agreement extending for 10 years, which will serve as a “road map” in the field of military cooperation between Rabat and Washington.

This came in a joint press conference held by the Moroccan Minister in charge of the National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Lodi, the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, and the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, on the sidelines of an official visit that the latter is conducting to Rabat, in the presence of military and diplomatic figures from both countries.

This agreement aims to strengthen military cooperation between Rabat and Washington against what he described as “common threats”, and also to modernize the kingdom’s military and defense industries.

The US Secretary held talks with Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Esper was received by Abdellatif Lodi, Minister Delegate to the Head of the Moroccan Government, in charge of the National Defense Administration, and General de Cour Darmi, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.

A communiqué of the Royal Armed Forces General Command stated that the officials held talks, during which they discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of national defense, as well as prospects for their development.

The two officials agreed on military cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries, centered on consolidating common security objectives, especially improving the degree of military readiness, enhancing competencies and developing the interoperability of the forces.

Lodi suggested strengthening military cooperation with the United States, by promoting joint projects to invest in Morocco, in the defense industry sector, in order to stimulate technology transfer and the gradual building of the Kingdom’s strategic independence in this field.

The source pointed out that on the same day, General de Cour Darmé received the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces, Mark Esper, at the level of the Royal Armed Forces General Command in Rabat, and the meeting dealt with the outcome of bilateral military cooperation.

This cooperation includes organizing joint exercises, exchanging visits, and participating in various training and training courses.

The two sides affirmed their common will to develop long-standing cooperative relations between the armed forces of the two countries in a spirit of friendship and mutual trust.

The deepening of these relations should be done through strengthening and diversifying technical cooperation, to integrate aspects that enhance the operational viability of the armed forces and their ability to effectively confront potential threats.

On the other hand, the two sides committed themselves to work to follow up the works of the Defense Advisory Committee between Morocco and the United States, to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.

The organization of joint Moroccan-American exercises, “the African Lion”, is the most prominent aspect of this cooperation. They are major exercises, which are considered among the important joint military exercises in the world.

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