According to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco and the U.S. signed yesterday in Washington a bilateral agreement on anti-terrorism assistance.
The agreement was signed by the Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, and US Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Tina Kaidanow, on the sidelines of the first USA-Africa Leaders Summit.
The said agreement is aimed at “reinforcing regional capacity, particularly through training civil security personnel in partner countries in the Maghreb and Sahel regions,” the Moroccan Ministry said.
“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,” the same source added.
The Moroccan Times.