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MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Friday received Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev who is currently on a working visit to Rabat, the press service of the Russian Security Council reported.
"The sides noted positive dynamics of the Russian-Moroccan relations and the high level of mutual understanding between the countries," the press ervice said.
Earlier, Patrushev had a series of consultations on security issues with Morocco’s security agencies.
Patrushev and Moroccan Interior Minister, Mohamed Hassad, discussed cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
"The parties discussed cooperation between the judicial authorities, special services and law enforcement agencies to combat terrorism and religious extremism, transnational crime and drug trafficking," the Russian Security Council’s press service stated. "They exchanged experience on improving the counter-terrorism legal framework and countering threats in cyberspace. Special attention was paid to thwarting the use of Internet technologies by terrorists and attempts to spread extremist dogma in cyberspace."
Patrushev also held a meeting with Yassine Mansouri, Director General of Morocco’s Directorate General for Studies and Documentation, which focused on regional security issues. "They discussed the situation in North Africa, the Sahara and Sahel region and the Middle East," the Russian Security Council said.