Several ambassadors accredited to Morocco paid a visit, on Thursday, to the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ), under the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), an opportunity for these diplomats to learn about the efforts made by Morocco in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

This visit is part of the openness of the security bodies on their environment as well as the transparency policy led by the Moroccan security apparatus, whose actions and achievements are now recognized internationally, more particularly in the fight against terrorism.

Thus, twenty diplomats representing countries in the four corners of the world, some of whom were accompanied by their liaison magistrates and those in charge of the fight against terrorism, had the opportunity to get informed about the various activities of the BCIJ and its role in the fight against terrorism and organized crime and the eradication of the roots of evil.

Particular emphasis was placed, on this occasion, on the advances made by Morocco in the field of the fight against terrorism and organized crime, as well as on the importance of Morocco’s security cooperation with the rest of the world.

The delegation of ambassadors, led by the Diplomatic Foundation, met on this occasion with the director of BCIJ Cherkaoui Habboub.

The various speeches, in this context, focused on security issues in several regions of the world, particularly in the Sahel, underlining the need to further strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism, particularly in this African region. The diplomats seized the opportunity to stress, in statements to the press, the importance of security cooperation in the fight against terrorism and Morocco’s role in this area.

An internationally-recognized role, they said. The Moroccan security bodies have the required strength and capacity not only to guarantee and preserve the security of Moroccans, but also to cooperate with other countries in the security field, underlined, for his part, the president of the Diplomatic Foundation Abdelati Habek.

He cited, in this context, the dismantling of several terrorist cells in foreign countries thanks to the cooperation with the Moroccan security services, a cooperation which takes place in full respect of international conventions and treaties to which Morocco fully adheres.

At the end of this visit, Cherkaoui Habboub received from the Foundation a trophy and a letter of thanks intended for the Director General of the National Police (DGSN) and the Directorate of Surveillance of the National Territory (DGST) Abdellatif Hammouchi, in recognition of the efforts made by Morocco in the security field.

The delegation of diplomats who visited the headquarters of the BCIJ consisted of ambassadors from Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Portugal, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Mauritania, Kazakhstan and South Korea, as well as the ChargĂ© d’Affaires of the United States America, Libya, Canada and Spain.