Morocco pledges support to UAE's fight against terrorism

 The Moroccan foreign ministry, in line with the directives of King Mohammed VI, said that the kingdom would provide active support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain regional and international peace and stability.

Rabat: The Moroccan foreign ministry, in line with the directives of King Mohammed VI, said that the kingdom would provide active support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain regional and international peace and stability.

"This action, part of the tradition of successful partnership and strong solidarity between the two brotherly countries, reinforces a historic and multifaceted military and security cooperation with Gulf States," the ministry said in a statement issued Tuesday.

"It supports and complements the other measures taken on Moroccan territory to preserve the security and tranquility of Moroccan citizens to face to the threat of international terrorism," it added.

According to the ministry, the contribution of the kingdom will focus on military, operational and intelligence aspects.

"In addition to its recognised international humanitarian operations and peacekeeping commitment, the Kingdom of Morocco has participated in several military operations to defend national security and territorial integrity of brotherly and friendly countries, including Congo, Golan, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and Saudi Arabia in 1990 following the invasion of Kuwait." 

"Similarly, hundreds of Moroccan soldiers had, over several decades, been deployed on UAE territory, as part of their contributions to training and security of the emirate of Abu Dhabi," the statement said.

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