William Burns, the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was received by Abdellatif Hammouchi, the director general of territory surveillance, on Friday at his office in Rabat. Burns was accompanied by some of his key associates as well as the American ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar.
The opportunity to follow up on the implementation of the outcomes of Hammouchi’s working visit to the United States on June 13 and 14, 2022, during which he met with Avril Haines, William Burns, and Christopher Wray, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was presented during this meeting, which is a part of the bilateral meetings between the two parties, according to a statement by the Directorate General of Territoria (DGST).
According to the same source, bilateral discussions during this meeting were centered on monitoring and anticipating terrorist organization threats, particularly in the Sahel-Saharan region. They also discussed threats and security challenges arising from the tense situation in some parts of the world.
The visit confirms once more the shared desire of both parties to consolidate bilateral coordination in the fight against terrorism and various threats to security at the regional and international levels, the statement says. This visit attests to the strength and depth of the strategic cooperation and coordination in the fields of security and intelligence between the DGST and the CIA.