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Israel and Morocco Bolster Cybersecurity and Intel Ties

January 19, 2023

by: JNS

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Then-IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi welcomed by an honor guard during his first official visit to Morocco.

Thursday, 19 January 2023 | Israel’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the first annual defense establishment Steering Committee meeting in conjunction with Morocco was held in Rabat, where the two countries decided to strengthen military ties.

“Since the resumption of diplomatic relations & the signing of a defense MOU [memorandum of understanding], the parties have deepened & expanded their defense &military ties as well as the defense-industrial field,” the ministry tweeted.

“Cooperation is expected to continue expanding in the future in the face of common challenges,” it added.

Following defense negotiations in Rabat, Morocco’s army stated Tuesday that it has agreed with Israel to increase military cooperation, including in intelligence and cybersecurity.

The two countries “agreed to further strengthen cooperation and expand it to other areas, including in intelligence, air defense and electronic warfare,” the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces said in a statement.

The two-day discussion focused on military cooperation, including in “logistics, training and the acquisition and modernization of equipment.”

Posted on January 19, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on January 18, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/

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