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Morocco, Turkey join forces to tackle terrorism, drug trafficking

Cocaine [file photo]
Cocaine [file photo]

Morocco and Turkey have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the exchange of judicial information on countering organised crime, terrorism and drug trafficking.

The Moroccan prosecutor’s office said in a statement yesterday that the MoU was signed between the Turkish Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Supreme Court of Justice and the Public Prosecution in Morocco during a visit by the Moroccan Chief Public Prosecutor, Mohamed Abdel-Nabawi, to Turkey on Monday at an invitation of Attorney General of the Turkish Supreme Court of Justice, Mohammad Akarja.

According to the statement, the visit comes within the framework of strengthening judicial cooperation and rapprochement between Morocco and Turkey.

“The memorandum of understanding aims to promote judicial cooperation between the two public prosecutors by exchanging information between the Moroccan and Turkish authorities on the legal systems of the two countries and criminal laws, in particular laws relating to organised crime, terrorist crime, trafficking in narcotic drugs and illegal psychotropic substances and economic crimes,” it said.

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