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Morocco and the United States signed a bilateral agreement on anti-terrorism assistance.
Washington 08.07.2014

Morocco and the United States signed, on August 7th in Washington, a bilateral agreement on anti-terrorism assistance.


This agreement was signed, on the sidelines of the first USA-Africa Leaders Summit, by Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, and US Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Tina Kaidanow.

Under this memorandum, Rabat and Washington agree to reinforce regional capacity, particularly through training civil security personnel in partner countries in the Maghreb and Sahel regions. 

The purpose of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) programs is to develop the capacity of key partner nations to combat terrorism, establish security relationships between U.S. and foreign officials to strengthen cooperative antiterrorism efforts, and share modern, humane, and effective antiterrorism techniques.

At the end of the signing of this agreement, Mrs. Mbarka Bouaida stressed that this agreement reflects the leadership of Morocco in the region for not only training and education but also religious and cultural approaches, recalling the training that Morocco provides to the imams from countries in the region, is not only an original approach but also a constructive approach in the long term.

 The Minister Delegate expressed her pride in this cooperation (with the United States), which is the result of a cooperation that has lasted for several years.

 

US Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Tina Kaidanow said Thursday that Morocco is a regional leader  in counterterrorism in the Maghreb and West Africa.

"Through this new initiative, we strongly support Morocco's aspiration to share its expertise with key partners in North and West Africa," Mrs. Kaidanow said in an opening statement at the signing ceremony of a bilateral agreement on anti-terrorism assistance (ATA) between Morocco and the United States.

She underlined that the United States are "grateful for the opportunity offered to them again to support Morocco's efforts in the fight against terrorism".

For the US official, this agreement reflects "the exceptionally positive nature of relations in anti-terrorism assistance program with Morocco since 1986", expressing the "enthusiasm" of the United States to start a "new phase in this partnership."

Through its laws, Morocco has demonstrated its "commitment to strengthening the capacity of fighting terrorism both at its borders and at the regional level," she said.

Morocco and the United States signed a bilateral agreement on anti-terrorism assistance (ATA), which aims to develop the capacity of key partner nations to combat terrorism, establish security relationships between U.S. and foreign officials to strengthen cooperative antiterrorism efforts, and share modern, humane, and effective antiterrorism techniques.


 

 
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