The meeting between the Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi and the head of the FBI, Christopher Wray, testifies to the importance of bilateral security cooperation between Morocco and the United States.
The Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, had received, on Tuesday in Rabat, the head of the main federal service of judicial police and American internal intelligence, Christopher Wray, accompanied by a delegation of senior officials. safe.
The two officials discussed several issues and topics of common interest, including mechanisms for monitoring and combating terrorist organizations at border crossing points, options for exchanging operational data related to security issues and the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the fight against threats related to chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
For Hicham Mouatadid, political scientist and adviser in international affairs, the American-Moroccan coordination has crossed the stage of traditional strategic cooperation between the two countries to ” become tactical and operational, based on an integrated management approach to anything that threatens the national security of both countries“.
He specifies, in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews, that this meeting ” is part of the activation of the new cooperation protocol ratified by Rabat and Washington, which aims to modernize all the administrative and operational coordination mechanisms between the various security agencies of the two countries“.
The political scientist estimated that this new approach, in close cooperation between the Moroccan and American security systems, aims to create a new security balance in the Sahel and Sahara region, especially after the decline of the French presence, which ” is no longer desirable in the region, and which faces many problems of a political dimension linked to the consequences of colonization“.
Mouatadid stressed that the new vision of security and defense coordination between the various Moroccan agencies and their American counterparts, “ constitutes a new map of the Moroccan-American presence in the Sahel and Sahara region, especially since Rabat is considered the cornerstone of the equation of security and political stability in the region“.
This new orientation of Rabat in strengthening its strategic cooperation with Washington with regard to security operations in the region, “ is part of the continuity of renewed geostrategic changes in the Sahel and Sahara region, which is witnessing unprecedented security transformations for historical reasons and others related to transcontinental terrorist threats“, reports our source.