Terrorism: Dutch Minister of security and Justice wants to work with Morocco

The Dutch Minister said this yesterday in Rabat.

The Dutch Minister of Justice, Stef block, said yesterday in Rabat that it is extremely important to share experiences and knowledge with Morocco to combat terrorism, both bilaterally and internationally, through the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).

Block said this at a workshop, held on 5 and 6 October by the Dutch Institute Morocco (NIMAR) and the Moroccan Centre for Strategic Studies (CMES), which was attended by Dutch and Moroccan researchers and experts, reports yabiladi.

Block said that Morocco and Netherlands share not only a common history, but also common challenges, particularly with regard to problems and security, radicalisation and great efforts to intervene. He stressed that it is important for Morocco Netherlands and combine their efforts and knowledge in the field of counter-terrorism and radicalisation.

He also spoke about the essential role of families and the social and religious environment "that can help a person to bring back on the right path and to help him to find his place in society". While younger generations more socially successful, they also have more problems with identity, solidarity and the search for meaning, which makes them receptive to radical ideas, he explained.

As a reminder, on 20 september, Morocco and Netherlands were again elected to the joint Presidency of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for a further period of two years.

The GCTF is an international partnership of 29 countries and the European Union that is committed to improving global cooperation in the field of the fight against terrorism. The Forum focuses mainly on themes such as deradicalisering and strengthening the rule of law and the judiciary in the fight against terrorism. The informal and apolitical forum exists since 2011.