The U.S and Morocco on fight against terrorism: Hammouchi meets CIA and FBI directors
Abdellatif Hammouchi is currently the head of the Moroccan national police directorate, the General Directorate for National Security or DGST
The fight against terrorism, security cooperation and the dismantling of criminal cells were at the heart of the talks between the Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance and his American counterparts this week in Washington.
After the summit on the fight against Daesh under the chairmanship of Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, held in Marrakech in May, and the African Lion military exercise that will link the last week of June, everything suggests that the kingdom now wants to position itself as a security power and no longer just a champion of soft-power.
In particular, with enhanced cooperation between the services of the Directorate General of Territorial Security (DGST), the DGSN, the intelligence services and US agencies.
This is evidenced by the tour of the head of the DGSN-DGST pole, Abdellatif Hammouchi, this week (June 13 and 14) in the United States.
The fight against terrorism requires regional and international cooperation
Accompanied by a security delegation composed of directors and executives of the central services of the DGST, he carried out working sessions with Avril Haines, Director of US National Intelligence, William Burns, Director of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).