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Spanish Interior Minister Hails Coordination Level With Morocco

Spanish Interior Minister Hails Coordination Level With Morocco

Saturday, 21 November, 2020 - 05:15
FILE: Spain's Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska and Morocco's Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit speak to reporters after a meeting in Rabat, Morocco, September 4, 2019. (Reuters)

Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Friday that coordination between his country and Morocco is currently "at its best".

This came in statements he made to the press in Rabat after meeting with his Moroccan counterpart Abdelouafi Laftit.

The Spanish official highlighted that cooperation between the interior ministries of the two countries "are distinguished by mutual trust" over many issues including the fight against terrorism, illegal migration and organized crime.

In this context, Grande-Marlaska highlighted the current situation in the Canary Islands, which is seeing an inflow of illegal immigrants, noting that the two parties agreed on a number of measures to face the current challenges.

He noted that Spain and Morocco achieved an important success in the fight against undocumented migration and criminal organizations.

He also said that coordination between the two parties covered means to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Remarkably, the Spanish minister's official visit to Morocco is the seventh of its kind since he took office as the Spanish Interior Minister in June 2018.

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