France Morocco discuss Security Cooperation

Paris – French and Moroccan interior ministers, Bernard Cazeneuve and Mohamed Hassad, held Thursday in Paris a meeting during which they discussed the various aspects of security cooperation between Morocco and France, especially in fighting terrorism.The talks come following the meeting held on 20 November in Paris, between King Mohammed VI and French President Francois Hollande, during which the two leaders stressed the shared determination of France and Morocco to lead the fight against terrorism and radicalization.On this occasion, Cazeneuve reiterated France’s thanks to the Moroccan authorities for the assistance and support provided in the difficult test facing his country. The two ministers also welcomed the excellence and effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries, which helped to achieve concrete results on the ground, through the dismantling of several traffic cells of all kinds, including drugs and illegal migration.Cazeneuve and Hassad also agreed to strengthen security cooperation mechanisms, particularly in terms of information flow and joint investigations, to face the challenges of terrorism and organized crime, and expand them to other common threats and challenges to both countries like cybercrime.The meeting took place in presence of Director general of the National Security and Director General of the territory surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, Director General of Studies and Documentation, Mohamed Yassine Mansouri, and their French counterparts Calvar Patrick, DGSI Director and Bernard Bajolet, Director General of the DGSE.With MAP