Morocco and Senegal militaries reset bond

APA - Rabat (Morocco)

The Lieutenant General, Inspector General of the FAR (Moroccan Royal Army) and Commander of the South Zone, on Tuesday, received at the FAR General Staff in Rabat, Lieutenant General Cheikh Wade, Senegal’s Army Chief, accompanied by a large military delegation.

During the ensuing meeting, which took place in the presence of military officials of the FAR, the two parties highlighted the bilateral relations and military cooperation between the two countries. 

This collaboration is part of the exceptional relations and historical ties that bind the two countries and has continued to consolidate and diversify to cover the areas of training, training and exchange of visits, said a statement from the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces.

The training of officers and non-commissioned officers of the Senegalese army in the schools and centers of the Royal Armed Forces has always been the basis of Moroccan-Senegalese cooperation. 

To date, more than 2,000 Senegalese soldiers have been trained in the FAR training institutions, the statement said.

In addition, the two leaders expressed their common desire to strengthen military cooperation to defend the interests of both countries and face common challenges. 

To this end, the successive participation of both forces in the exercises “African Lion” and “Flintlock” as well as the training conducted under the tripartite Moroccan-French-Senegalese cooperation significantly strengthened the ability of both armies to operate together.

Lieutenant General Cheikh Wade welcomed the willingness of the FAR to work to further boost bilateral military cooperation with the Senegalese Armed Forces, and extend it to other areas of mutual benefit, reflecting the special interest that the Moroccan king, who is the Supreme Leader and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, to cooperation between the two countries, the statement concluded.



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