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Monday 12 February 2018

Morocco, “Essential Partner” in the Fight against Terrorism

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Morocco, “Essential Partner” in the Fight against Terrorism

Morocco is an “essential partner” in the fight against terrorism, Director General of the Paris-based Observatory of Geopolitical Studies, Charles Saint-Prot, said.

Speaking on Friday at the 9th edition of the Marrakech Security Forum, the French expert noted that Morocco contributes effectively in the global fight against terror, adding that the Moroccan experience in this area is "indisputable".

The Kingdom has put the fight against terrorism at the top of its priorities, he said, adding that the Moroccan authorities succeeded in dismantling several terror cells linked to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

The role played by Morocco in this area is appreciated by international actors and States, he said, while highlighting the excellent cooperation between Moroccan security services and foreign services, particularly French and Spanish services.

"The monitoring of the religious field and the action carried out under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, put Morocco at the forefront in the fight against extremism", Saint-Prot pointed out.

He also underlined the important role played by the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams and by the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema in promoting the real values of Islam.

Morocco’s strategy in the fight against terrorism also includes an economic and social dimension, he said, adding that the Moroccan approach is aimed at fighting exclusion, precariousness and poverty and promoting economic, political and social reforms.

At the African level, Morocco also offers African peoples new perspectives of cooperation and development within the framework of an ambitious South-South cooperation vision.

Held under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the 9th edition of the "Marrakech Security Forum" brings together some 300 experts, leaders of international organizations, and top civil and military officials from several countries

-MA-10/02/18