Le Matin – In execution of the High Royal Instructions, the Moroccan-American Defense Advisory Committee holds its 11th meeting in Rabat

Abdeltif Loudyi speaking with US Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Anthony Tata. Ph. DR

In execution of the High Royal Instructions relating to the holding of the 11th session of the Defense Advisory Committee (DCC), the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the National Defense Administration, Abdeltif Loudyi, received Tuesday at headquarters of this Administration, the US Under-Secretary of Defense, in charge of Political Affairs, Anthony Tata, on a three-day working visit to the Kingdom at the head of a large military delegation. At the start of their discussions, the two officials expressed their satisfaction with the strength, excellence and durability of the privileged ties and the exceptional strategic partnership that unite the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco, indicates a press release from the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR). They also highlighted their ambition to further develop these secular relations in the same spirit of friendship, mutual understanding and shared trust, the statement said.

In this wake, the two officials stressed the importance of the decision of the American administration to recognize the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the entire region of the Moroccan Sahara. This recognition makes the Moroccan autonomy initiative the only realistic, serious and pragmatic solution to the regional conflict concerning our southern provinces, according to the same source. The two officials also stressed that this historic event will certainly have positive impacts on the geostrategy of the region as well as on peace, stability, security and economic integration of the Maghreb, the Sahel and the Middle East. Mr. Loudyi also highlighted the constant commitment, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Glorify Him, of Morocco as an important actor of regional stability, and this through the deployment of ” a multidimensional strategy in the fight against terrorism, illicit trafficking and the humanist management of the migration crisis.
The two officials expressed their satisfaction with the positive results of bilateral military cooperation. Regular, dense and diversified, this cooperation concerns in particular the fields of management training, the exchange of expertise and the organization of large-scale joint exercises. It is also punctuated by the regular holding of meetings of the Defense Advisory Committee. Mr. Loudyi proposed to consolidate military cooperation with the United States, inviting the US Department of Defense to further explore opportunities for collaboration for the establishment in Morocco of joint defense industry projects, according to the same source. .

On the same day and in execution of the High Instructions of HM the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the FAR, the General of the Army Corps, inspector general of the FAR, received at the State level- Major General of the FAR, the American Under-Secretary of Defense, in charge of Political Affairs, in the presence of the General of the Army, Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie. On this occasion and within the framework of the eleventh meeting of the Moroccan-American DCC, a restricted working session was co-chaired by the Army Corps General, inspector general of the FAR and the American Under-Secretary of Defense, in charge of Political affairs, the statement continued.
There followed a plenary session attended by members of the American delegation, the commander of the Royal Gendarmerie and the heads of the organs of the General Staff of the FAR, with the Moroccan-American military cooperation on the menu. and the prospects for its development. To this end, the two Moroccan and American delegations discussed the various aspects and orientations essential to achieving interoperability. The meeting of the Moroccan-American DCC, which is held every two years alternately in Rabat and Washington, is part of bilateral military cooperation which mainly focuses on the areas of training, training, military equipment and logistics, the statement concludes.

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