Thursday 18 January 2018

U.S. remains Morocco's primary arms supplier

U.S. remains Morocco's primary arms supplier
(Xinhuanet 12/20/17)

The U.S. remains the primary arms supplier for Morocco, providing more than 96 percent of the country's weapons imports in 2016, local media reported Tuesday.

According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, Morocco imported 254 million U.S. dollars' worth of armaments last year, with 244 million dollars spent on U.S. weapons.

In 2015, the U.S. was even the only arms supplier of Morocco, which imported 274 dollars of weapons that year.

The North African kingdom spends over 3 percent of its GDP on its military.

After the U.S., France is the second arms supplier for Morocco.

Morocco, along with Algeria, is considered the top buyer of arms in Africa.

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