Morocco’s Interior Minister Meets His Belgian Peer

Rabat - Morocco's Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit received, here Monday, Belgian Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal, Annelies Jan Louisa Verlinden, accompanied by Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Nicole De Moor. On this occasion, the two ministers reviewed several issues of common interest and examined ways to further strengthen the dynamic partnership between the two parties, particularly in security and migration, the Interior Ministry said in a press release. In this regard, the two ministers shared their convergent analysis on multifaceted regional and international issues and agreed to strengthen the exchange of expertise and useful information to better anticipate the multifaceted threats and common challenges induced by the criminal activities of terrorist groups and networks which are active in different forms of cross-border trafficking, the same source added. In counterterrorism, Laftit reviewed the overall strategy of the Kingdom of Morocco whi ch inseparably reconciles the operational fight and the exchange of information with the preventive approach, particularly against radicalization, as well as reintegration aspects. In the field of migration, he underlined Morocco's holistic and humanist approach to migration governance which puts the migrant at the center of public authorities, in accordance with the High Royal Guidelines. Laftit also recalled Morocco's active solidarity and its major efforts in terms of border control and the fight against all forms of cross-border crime, which reflects the Kingdom's major contribution in regional security. The two ministers emphasized the role of the Permanent Joint Migratory Group set up by the two parties to achieve qualitative and coordinated advances, reconciling all the synergies and sectoral logic around a global and balanced approach to migration management. Discussions also highlighted the positive role of the Moroccan community in Belgium, which constitutes a vector of human and civilizational rapprochement between the two countries, the press release concluded. Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse