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Migration Issue: Morocco & Spain to Continue 'Very Close Cooperation', Says Spanish Interior Minister

Rabat   -  
Morocco and Spain will continue their "very close cooperation" to tackle migratory flows and control borders, said, Thursday in Rabat, Spanish Interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
Migration Issue: Morocco & Spain to Continue 'Very Close Cooperation', Says Spanish Interior Minister
29 June 2018

"Morocco and Spain are aware of the new circumstances governing the migration issue and will continue their cooperation in a very close manner as we have done so far," Grande-Marlaska told the press after a working meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Abdelouafi Laftit, adding that the two countries will put in place the "necessary means" to ensure the control of migration flows.

"Both countries are working together and on the basis of a continuous dialogue to adopt adequate and structured measures to control their borders," he underlined, noting that his country is working to maintain a permanent dialogue with Morocco and agree on all means and alternative solutions to preserve the same level of security at the borders.

For his part, Laftit highlighted the solid relations between Morocco and Spain, adding that this working meeting was an opportunity to discuss and agree on all subjects of common interest.

In this regard, the minister said that he had discussed with his Spanish peer all subjects of interest to both countries, in particular the fight against terrorism and immigration, specifying that there was a convergence of views on the steps taken to combat migratory flows.

"We are committed to continuing to work together to find all possible solutions to the problems we are faced with," noted Laftif.

Last modified : 29 June 2018

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