Marine Forces Africa commander conducts virtual meeting with Royal Moroccan Navy leader

The two leaders affirmed the importance of the mutually beneficial U.S.-Morocco partnership and their unwavering dedication to the strong relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces.



By U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa United States Africa Command Boeblingen, Germany Jan 07, 2021
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Photo 1 of 1: Maj. Gen. Langley reviews documents about U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa before assuming command, Nov. 3, 2020. “MARFOREUR/AF is a varsity team and I’m excited to lead some of the most professional Marines in the Corps,” Maj. Gen. Langley said. “Together we will continue to assure our Allies and partners, deter our enemies, and maintain the high standards expected of us as Marines and Sailors in the finest fighting institution in the world.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robin Lewis)
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Maj. Gen. Michael Langley, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, spoke by telephone today with Vice Adm. Mostafa El-Alami, Royal Moroccan Navy Inspector.

Langley thanked El-Alami for Morocco’s continued commitment to regional maritime security, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The two leaders discussed the many successful military-to-military engagements in the past few years between U.S. Marines and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, to include: the training of Moroccan Special Operations Forces, the Humanitarian Mine Action program to develop Moroccan explosive ordnance disposal technicians and instructors, and major exercises like African Lion, which have regularly included U.S. Marine Corps participation.

The two leaders affirmed the importance of the mutually beneficial U.S.-Morocco partnership and their unwavering dedication to the strong relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces. The two leaders also discussed new opportunities to partner with Morocco’s Naval Infantry forces by expanding combined training opportunities for our forces and by improving our interoperability.

Both leaders pledged to seek new opportunities for cooperation and to support regional stability by strengthening the professionalism and capabilities of the region’s naval and amphibious forces. Additionally, both leaders articulated the value of forums like the Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa, a multinational, Africa-focused symposium scheduled for later this year, designed to bring together partner nations with marine forces and naval infantries to develop interoperability and crisis response capabilities, and foster relationships that will improve Africa’s maritime domain security.