Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said that his country signed, on Friday, an agreement with the United States to strengthen military cooperation for a period of 10 years, against common threats between 2020-2030.
At the conclusion of an official visit by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper to Rabat, Bourita explained that this agreement comes within the framework of modernizing the military and defense industries in Morocco.
Esper confirmed that the agreement will open the doors of tripartite cooperation between Morocco, America and African countries, as evidenced by the maneuvers of “the African Lion”.
In 2007, the “African Lion” maneuvers were launched between Morocco and the United States, with the participation of several African countries, to develop the field and combat skills of the participating forces.
On a parallel level, Lodi discussed with Esper, according to a Moroccan National Defense statement, strengthening military cooperation and promoting US investment in defense industry projects in Morocco.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper will conclude on Friday in Rabat a Maghreb tour that included, in addition to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, aimed at strengthening military cooperation with the countries of the Maghreb.