US Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville held talks with senior officials on military cooperation in Morocco, where he was on an official visit.
According to the Moroccan official news agency, the General Command of the Royal Armed Forces made a statement regarding the visit.
In the statement, it was said that McConville was received by the Head of Government in charge of the National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, and the General of the Army, Inspector General of the FAR, Abdelfattah Louarak.
The two military officials expressed their satisfaction with the sustainability, intensity, and excellence of bilateral cooperation due to joint exercises and training, especially ‘African Lion 2021’.
During the meeting, military officials stressed their commitment to the goals and principles of US-Moroccan military cooperation.
In the statement, it was noted that issues related to the development of military cooperation within the scope of joint exercises and training activities were discussed. Information on the date and duration of the American military official’s visit to the country was not shared.
US-Morocco strategic cooperation reached its peak in October 2020 with the signing of a protocol, which is described as a 10-year roadmap.
The ‘African Lion 2021’ military exercises were held between the two countries last June, after the US declared on December 10, 2020, that it accepted Morocco’s sovereignty in the Western Sahara region.