Morocco and its southern neighboring country Mauritania look forward to enhancing military and security cooperation to counter common threats and protect their geostrategic interests.
The countries joint military committee convened on Monday in Nouakchott its 2nd meeting to discuss cooperation prospects in the military and security fields.
The meeting was co-chaired by Chief of General Staff of Mauritanian army Major Gen. Mohamed Bamba Meguett and Inspector General of Moroccan Royal Armed Forces Lt. General Abdelfattah Louarak, said Mauritanian news agency (AMI).
The gathering comes few weeks after the Moroccan army chased away Algeria-backed polisario militiamen who were obstructing traffic flow between the two countries at the southern Guerguarat post for three weeks in blatant violation of international law.
The Moroccan action, which was praised worldwide, helped to restore the freedom of movement of people and goods between Morocco, Mauritania and sub-Saharan countries.