Morocco, USA discuss regional security, terrorist threats in Sahel-Sahara

The security situation and risks associated with it at the regional level, and the terrorist threats, especially in the Sahel-Saharan region, were at the focus of a meeting held in Rabat Friday by Director General of Territory Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, and visiting Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns.

Talks focused on the assessment of the security situation and risks associated with it at the regional level, and the review of threats and security challenges arising from the tense situation in some parts of the world, in addition to monitoring and anticipating threats from terrorist organizations, especially in the Sahel-Saharan region, says a statement by the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).

This meeting provided an opportunity to follow up on the implementation of the outcomes of the working visit Hammouchi paid to the United States on June 13 and 14, 2022, during which he met with the Director of U.S. national intelligence, Avril Haines, William Burns, and the Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, the statement says.

The exchange of visits attests to the strength and depth of the strategic cooperation and coordination in the fields of security and intelligence between the DGST and the CIA, confirms the common will of both parties to strengthen this cooperation even further, and consolidate bilateral coordination in the fight against terrorism and various threats to security at the regional and international levels, adds the statement.

William Burns was accompanied by some of his key collaborators as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar.

About Khalid Al Mouahidi 4412 Articles
Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network