|MoroccanMoroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (center) has issued a statement pledging support for the UAE in its fight against terrorism. (Photo credit: HespressForeign Mini|
Morocco will provide military and intelligence support to the United Arab Emirates in its fight against terrorism, UAE’s state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday, citing a statement by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Upon directives of King Mohammed VI, “the Kingdom of Morocco will provide an active support to the UAE in its fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain regional and international peace and stability,” the statement said.
“This action, part of the tradition of successful partnership and strong solidarity between the two brotherly countries, reinforces a historic and multifaceted military and security cooperation with Gulf States,” the Moroccan ministry said, according to WAM.
“It supports and complements the other measures taken on the Moroccan territory to preserve the security and tranquility of Moroccan citizens face to the threat of international terrorism,” the Moroccan ministry added.
Morocco’s counter-terrorism support will focus on military, operational and intelligence aspects, according to WAM.
According to the ministry, the contribution of the kingdom will focus on military operational and intelligence aspects.
WAM noted previous security cooperation between the two countries, saying: “hundreds of Moroccan soldiers had, over several decades, been deployed on the UAE territory, as part of their contributions to training and security of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”