Frontex and Morocco to strengthen cooperation


On 27 October, Frontex’s Executive Director a.i. Aija Kalnaja met with the Director General of the Ministry of Interior of Morocco Wali Khalid Zerouali to discuss cooperation in the area of border management. The meeting was the third in a series of annual discussions held between senior management of Frontex and the Moroccan Ministry of Interior within the framework of the Frontex-Maroc Comite Mixte.

“Frontex acknowledges the immense efforts made by the Moroccan authorities to address the challenges of migrant smuggling, trafficking in human beings and other types of cross-border crime. These actions undoubtedly contribute to the security of the European Union. We are committed to further strengthen our partnership with Morocco as a reliable and credible partner, so that we can tackle those challenges together,” said Frontex Executive Director a.i. Aija Kalnaja.

As a follow-up to the meeting, Frontex and its Moroccan partners will work together in implementing a joint roadmap, including activities in the area of coat guard cooperation, risk analysis and addressing trafficking in human beings.