Morocco lends security support for Qatar 2022 World Cup

Morocco plans to send thousands of its own security personnel to help Qatar ensure a secure organization of 2022 World Cup, a move that reflects the closer ties between the two monarchies as well as Morocco’s expertise in organizing international sports championships.

Head of Morocco’s domestic security services Abdellatif Hammouchi made a trip to Qatar last month, and visited key stadiums and venues for the global championship that will be held for the first time in an Arab and Muslim country.

Moroccan media said Rabat agreed to send some of its finest experts and security personnel, including cybersecurity experts to help secure the World Cup.

In recent years, Morocco’s security services have stood out in the region by their pro-activeness in fighting all sorts of threats from terrorism to trafficking, contributing to Morocco’s stability in a region in turmoil.

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