Counterterrorism: Spanish Interior Minister Hails ‘Close’ Cooperation with Morocco
Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido hailed, on Saturday in Bilbao (Northern Spain), the “close” cooperation between Spain and Morocco in counterterrorism.
Speaking at a symposium themed “European Union Challenges: Jihadist Terrorism”, Zoido stressed that the Kingdom is Spain's “best partner” in the fight against this scourge, which represents a “global danger”.
The Spanish minister also noted that his country's security “begins in Africa”, highlighting the important efforts made by the Spanish security services to deal with the terrorist threat, making it a “reference” in Europe.
“Europe's security begins in the Sahel and Central Africa” regions through which illegal migrants transit and where human being trafficking mafias and terrorist networks are very active, he said, stressing the great importance of International cooperation in this field.
MAP 16 July 2017