Rabat- The US Department of State announced today that Trump’s administration is “grateful for Morocco’s leadership” in hosting the Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop.
The US and Morocco held the workshop November 27-29 in Rabat. According to the US State Department, the symposium served as a platform for the two countries to discuss “authorities and capabilities to indirect suspected transfers of weapons of mass destructions, their delivery sisters and related materials.”
The workshop also included maritime and land-based discussions that “provided both governments the opportunity to share national experiences, expertise and best practises to interdict illicit shipments of weapons of mass destruction.”
Morocco and the US maintain solid diplomatic ties as both countries are satisfied with their partnership, including military deals.
The department announced yesterday that Morocco has requested to purchase hundreds of machine guns and other military equipment from the US. Morocco and the US also have a security collaboration as the North African country provides security assistance in combating terror threats globally.
In September, the US State Department said that Morocco has a “comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation.”
In April, Morocco hosted the US military’s annual African Lion exercise, marking the presence of senior US armed forces members, and partners from 15 countries, representing Africa, Europe, and North America.