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Intel: Morocco signs 10-year military cooperation agreement with Pentagon

The United States is building up its alliances in North Africa amid tensions with Russia and China.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita signed a deal today aimen agreement today cementing the two countries’ defense relationship through the next decade.

Full details of the accord, signed during Esper’s visit to Rabat, have not been publicized. But the Pentagon said it would allow the two countries to “improve” their military cooperation, with an emphasis on the annual African Lion multinational exercise led by the United States and Morocco.

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