The U.S. bilateral relationship with Morocco
(population 36 million) is the most extensive of
the three, reflected in the kingdom’s designation
since 2004 as a “major non-NATO ally,” a free
trade agreement signed in 2006, two successful
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compacts
totaling more than $1 billion over the last decade,
and growing security cooperation. Since 2008,
the countries have conducted an annual military
exercise (African Lion) bringing together more than
900 Moroccans and 1,200 Americans for training
in aerial logistics, amphibious operations, and
other areas; in 2020, the exercise (canceled due to…..etc.)

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