Despite the epidemiological situation linked to the coronavirus, 758 foreign soldiers benefited from training in schools and military training centers in Morocco during the year 2021, said the Minister Delegate in charge of the administration of national defense, Abdellatif Loudiyi,.
Morocco continues to strengthen its relations with a number of countries, particularly in Africa, in terms of sharing experience and expertise in military training.
During a presentation before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Moroccans Residing Abroad at the Chamber of Advisors during the discussions of the sub-budget of the National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi underlined that “ military training is of great importance in strengthening the cooperative relations that unite the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and certain friendly and brotherly countries, especially African countries “.
The minister revealed that schools and military training centers in Morocco annually welcome foreign trainees of various degrees, according to a program that takes into account the demands of these countries as well as the absorption capacity of these institutions of various specialties, since ‘they fully support the trainees.
In this regard, Abdellatif Loudiyi revealed that 758 foreign soldiers benefited from training in these schools and centers during the year 2021, despite the epidemiological situation linked to Covid-19, which did not allow any receive a large number.
He also indicated that the Royal Gendarmerie training centers and schools have welcomed some 83 foreign trainees, including 73 officers representing the gendarmerie forces of a number of friendly African countries.
In addition, the Royal Armed Forces continued to train their personnel. About 21,600 trainees have benefited from basic military training and continuing education for the current year, including members of the auxiliary forces, he added.
Also, 13,162 members of the Royal Gendarmerie were trained in various training centers and schools affiliated with the Royal Gendarmerie and civilian institutions of higher education in Morocco, in addition to other training abroad which included areas including security. , judicial and military, said Abdellatif Loudiyi.