Rabat, Morocco (TMT)– A delegation representing Morocco’s Ministry of Interior, headed by Mohammed Hassad, and joined by Omar Zniber, Morocco’s ambassador to Germany, held yesterday talks, in Germany’s heart Berlin, with the German Minister of Interior Thomaz de Maizière and his team to further both countries agreements on the deportation of illegal migrants, as well as to strengthen their fight against terrorism.
The German authorities want to “hurry up” the slow process of sending illegal Moroccan migrants back to their homeland, from which many reached Germany in the last two years in the guise of Syrian migrants. In counterpart, Morocco is aspiring for the German know-how to strengthen the Kingdom’s border security, cooperation between police and intelligence services.
According to Mohammed Hassad, an agreement that takes into account both countries aspirations will be met soon. It will be called, as German state news agency Deutsche Well referred to, “the German-Moroccan Security Agreement,” a treaty designed to counteract terrorism and the pressure of migration, including strengthening the cooperation apparatus of both countries, especially police and the intelligence services.
Hassad aspires, in the meantime, that the cooperation with Germany will be similar to the one Morocco has with Spain, a cooperation Hassad described many times as “excellent.”
According to Hassad, the agreement is almost ready.
“The German-Moroccan Security Agreement” is intended to provide the basis for joint investigation teams to work together in a bet to halt terrorists, smugglers and criminals.
The Moroccan Times.