Morocco participates to a multinational naval exercise led by the US

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The Royal Navy frigate «Mohammed V» docked this week at the autonomous port of Abidjan as part of the multinational exercise «Obangame Express 2019», said a military source.

Led by the US Navy, the exercise brings together several navies from the countries of the region which will take part in a series of combined exercises in the sea area between Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria, according to the same source.

Using realistic scenarios, the goal of the exercise is to train jointly on operations to combat illegal trafficking in the sea and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and help regulate fishing in the region. It also includes Search and Rescue operations.

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