The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, within the framework of the friendly and working visit to France, held talks, on Thursday 07 April 2016 in Paris, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault.
This meeting was an opportunity to coordinate and exchange points of view on several issues of common interest, and highlight the importance of reinforcing friendly relations between the two countries through coordination and cooperation, notably, in the areas of the fight against terrorism, extremism, organized crime and human trafficking.
Within this framework, Mr. Mezouar informed his French counterpart of the principal axes of the multifaceted policy of Morocco in the fight against extremism and terrorism, based, essentially, on the restructuring of the religious field, the mentoring of the Fatwa, training of Imams, as well as an anticipatory policy in the dismantling of terrorist cells.
For his part, Mr. Ayrault welcomed the level of security cooperation between Morocco and France, which enabled to dismantle several terrorist cells, praising, in the same line, the central and symbolic role of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in the promotion of values of tolerance of Islam and the rejection of extremism.
Furthermore, these talks were an opportunity to exchange points of view on the latest developments of the situation in Libya and Syria, in addition to the peace process in the Middle East.
Climate issues were also at the centre of discussions between the two Ministers. In this regard, they underlined that France and Morocco are strongly committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to the success of the COP 22 scheduled next November in Marrakesh.