Posted by: APO | 22 May 2008

Morocco Endorses the Proliferation Security Initiative

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 22, 2008

Morocco Endorses the Proliferation Security Initiative

The United States welcomes and appreciates Morocco’s endorsement of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) on May 19, 2008. Through its endorsement, the Government of Morocco has committed to join 90 like-minded nations in preventing and interdicting shipments of proliferation concern to and from states of proliferation concern and terrorists.

This is another example of the close cooperation between the United States and Morocco to combat the greatest threats of our time: global terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The United States appreciates the leadership and commitment Morocco has shown in addressing these challenges to international peace and security.

With Morocco’s endorsement, 90 countries on six continents are PSI participants. On May 28, 2008, PSI participating states are meeting in Washington, DC on the occasion of the Initiative’s fifth anniversary to assess the PSI’s achievements and develop new ideas for strengthening international cooperation to stop the proliferation of WMD, their delivery systems and related items. We will use this opportunity to broaden and deepen our counterproliferation cooperation with Morocco and the other PSI partner states.

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Released on May 22, 2008


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