Morocco and United Arab Emirates: A New Dawn in Strategic Partnership

Morocco and United Arab Emirates: A New Dawn in Strategic Partnership


VIENNA, Va., [Standard Newswire]– It was obvious that the kingdom of Morocco will be leaving its prints within the international community and attract many nations to collaborate with its institutions at all levels, due to the fundamental reforms His Majesty King Mohammed VI has been implementing since he inherited the Moroccan throne in 1999.

The wise policies and vision of the Moroccan Monarch have set the Kingdom on the right track; it brought stability and security, which every potential partner would seek, to the country. Morocco’s economic growth and its effective policies to fight terrorism and how Morocco’s security services have contained both active and sleeping terrorist cells, have made it the perfect associate to work with.

On this issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation announced on Tuesday October 28, 2014 that Morocco would provide, in accordance with very high Royal instructions, active support the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their war on terrorism, and for the preservation of peace, and the regional and international stability. This action, which is part of a long traditional and successful partnership and solidarity between the two nations, reinforces years of military and security cooperation between Morocco and Gulf States.

By this action, Morocco has proven yet again that its main focus is not only on maintaining and preserving Moroccans’ security and stability, but also assisting other nations in implementing and coordinating in the global war on terror. The Moroccan Monarch gave his strict orders to augment the level of security in all sensitive facilities, which saw the heavy presence of military personnel at Airport Mohammed V for example. Such a step proved that King Mohammed VI considers the safety and security of Moroccans and every person on Moroccan soil a priority, and he does not bargain on people’s safety.

There is no doubt that the UAE will benefit a great deal from its strategic partnership with Morocco. Needless to mention that Late Emirati ruler Sheikh Zayed Ben Sultan had always-favored Morocco to rely on when it comes to maintaining his country’s security, and Morocco security services have always proved their high caliber, outstanding professionalism and their quick response in cases or emergency.

It is important to note that the Kingdom of Morocco has always shown its willingness to assist other nations in moments of need. Syrians will never forget the bravery of the Moroccan army in 1967; the same courage has been demonstrated in 1973 in Sinai. In the former Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo, the Moroccan forces assisted in sustaining peace. In the 1990s, Morocco assisted Saudi Arabia after the invasion of Kuwait. Moroccan troops were also deployed to many hot areas, more notably Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Somalia.

It is worth highlighting that Morocco has never deployed its troops to take sides with any party, but rather to assist in maintaining peace and order, and aid in humanitarian issues, like in Mali, wherein Moroccan military were on the ground providing medical assistance to Malians.

[symple_box color=”blue” text_align=”left” width=”100%” float=”none”]Mourad Beni-ichMr. Beni-ich holds a BA in Law, a BA in Political Sciences, a MA in Security and Intelligence Analyses, a MA in Global Terrorism and a PhD in International Politics. His studies were pursued in England and the U.S.

Mr. Beni-ich began his career as a lawyer working for the British Home Office (The Ministry of Interior) as well as The British Foreign Office. Mr.Beni-ich gave many lectures in the United States regarding the current affairs in the MENA region, both in universities and organizations. Mr. Beni-ich is currently based in Washington, DC where he lobbies for the Moroccan affairs and coordinates with many U.S. officials and Think-Tanks to promote Morocco’s interests, both in the United States and Morocco.