Morocco warns against separatist and terrorist groups and states "proliferating" weapons

Morocco stressed, during a meeting with France and Germany, the need to review the grids for analyzing security threats in the Mediterranean region in the face of the threat represented by alliances between countries and separatist groups and terrorists. The request was favorably granted.

During a meeting of the Mediterranean Initiative, organized by France and Germany within the framework of the Security Initiative against Proliferation (PSI) to which 105 countries were invited, Morocco called on the need to review analytical grids in the face of the evolution of security issues in general, and the issue of proliferation in the Mediterranean in particular.

This request from Morocco was validated by all the participants in the meeting, who agreed on the need to update the proliferation threat analysis grid to include the danger linked to separatist and terrorist non-state actors in the Sahelo-Saharan region.

The representatives of the Kingdom, senior officials of the National Defense Administration and the General Directorate of National Security, led by Redouane Houssaini, Director of the United Nations and International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, raised “the indivisibility of security between the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean”.

The latter requires taking into account the evolution of security issues in the region, in particular by looking at the activities of separatist and terrorist groups such as the Polisario and states proliferating weapons of mass destruction in the Mediterranean which threaten general stability.

The threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Mediterranean is inseparable from the security context of the Sahelo-Saharan region, said Redouane Houssaini.

In his intervention and without naming them, he stressed that the danger posed by non-state terrorist and separatist groups, acting as proxies for neighboring states, in the Sahelo-Saharan region, must be taken into account in the analysis of the threat of proliferation in the Mediterranean.

“The documented links between terrorist and separatist groups and proliferating states in the Sahelo-Saharan region are a call to action for PSI affiliate states to intensify their efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in these countries. actors”, he asserted.

The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is a voluntary multilateral cooperation framework launched in 2003 and of which Morocco is a founding member. The Initiative was created following the adoption of the “Paris Principles” or “Interception Principles”.

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