The UK seeks close defense ties with Morocco

The High Advisor to the British Defense, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer and Mr. Abdeltif Loudyi, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of the National Defense Administration. Photo: MAP

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Senior military leaders from Morocco and Britain discussed on Monday measures to strengthen bilateral military cooperation, the Moroccan army said.

The discussion between Fathallah El Ouarrak, the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), and John Lorimer, British Defense senior advisor in charge of the MENA region, focused on improving the two armies’ interoperability through sharing experiences and expertise, according to a FAR statement.

The military cooperation between the two countries is governed by a Framework Agreement signed in 1993 and a status-of-forces agreement inked in 2013, the statement noted.

Bilateral activities are scheduled on the basis of an agenda defined by a joint commission held every year alternately in Rabat and London, it said.

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