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WMD Non-Proliferation: USA Grateful for Morocco's Leadership

Washington  -  
The United States said it was grateful for Morocco's leadership in hosting an important Morocco-USA Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop.
WMD Non-Proliferation: USA Grateful for Morocco's Leadership
29 November 2018

The event, held on November 27–29 in Rabat, proved to be a milestone in expanding the reach and effectiveness of the PSI in Africa, said the US department of state in a statement issued on Thursday.

Organized by the foreign affairs ministry and the US departments of state and of defense, the workshop provided both countries with the opportunity to discuss authorities and capabilities to interdict suspected transfers of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials.

It included maritime and land-based scenarios that provided both governments with the opportunity to share national experiences, expertise, and best practices to interdict illicit shipments of weapons of mass destruction, it said.

Earlier this year, PSI celebrated its 15th anniversary. To date, 105 countries have not only endorsed PSI, but hosted a number of exercises, meetings, and workshops similar to this one, the statement recalled.

These events have allowed PSI-endorsing countries to improve their capabilities to interdict WMD-related materials. In 2018 alone, the U.S. has jointly planned and executed more than ten bilateral and multilateral events with over 60 countries in attendance, it concluded.

Last modified : 29 November 2018

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