US Congressmen hail King’s commitment to strengthen peace, security worldwide
Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services, led a delegation from the US Congress that hailed King Mohammed VI’s pledge to further peace, prosperity, and security in the area and around the world on Wednesday in Rabat.
After meeting with Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Rogers gave a press conference during which he expressed his “deep gratitude to King Mohammed VI for his commitment to strengthening bilateral relations between the United States and Morocco as well as for His role in promoting peace, prosperity, and security in the region and the world.”
He continued that these discussions provided an opportunity to emphasize the Kingdom’s critical position as the United States’ partner on a variety of security-related matters. Rogers brought up the impending iteration of African Lion, the biggest American military exercise in Africa, which Morocco has been hosting for almost two decades.
He emphasized that this kind of exercise is “essential for the preparation and interoperability of our armed forces, as we work together to address common security challenges” and that it will once again bring thousands of American soldiers to the Kingdom to train alongside their Moroccan counterparts.
The Republican lawmaker also praised the improvement in Moroccan-Israeli relations, stating that “these relations are already generating new opportunities for peace and prosperity.” Rabat and Washington’s friendship “will only get stronger in the years to come,” he said.
Representative Sara Jacobs, a Democrat, emphasized the “progress made in the implementation of reforms initiated in the Kingdom under the leadership of King Mohammed VI over the past 20 years.”
She declared, “Morocco is a close ally of the United States,” reiterating their shared commitment to preserving peace, prosperity, and security in the area and around the world.
Abdeltif Loudyi, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the National Defense Administration, met with the American group earlier in the day.