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Military spending: Morocco ranks 26th in the world

Morocco has been among the most heavily paid countries in the military field, ahead of a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa and a stable contributor to the proportion of spending on The Kingdom’s gross domestic product.

According to the latest data from the US intelligence agency, Morocco ranked 26th in terms of military expenditure, and 11th rank among the Middle East and North Africa, with an expenditure rate of 3.28% of GDP.

Morocco’s GDP has stabilized in recent years, at 3.28 per cent in 2016 and 3.25 per cent in 2015, at 3.68 per cent in 2014.

Oman ranked first in terms of military expenditure, with 13.73 per cent of gross domestic product, followed by South Sudan at the second level with 10.93 per cent and Saudi Arabia with 9.85 per cent.

The Republic of the Congo was ranked fourth, with 7.17 per cent of expenditure, followed by Algeria at the fifth level with an expenditure of 6.55 per cent, followed by the United Arab Emirates by 5.66 per cent.

The United States of America was ranked 25 internationally with an expenditure rate of 3.29 per cent, followed by Morocco, Mauritania and Angola at the thirtieth level.

Morocco will soon return to military service, which will be of great value, as included in the draft finance law for the next year amounted to 500 million dirhams; equivalent to 50 billion centimes.

According to the report of the Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Islamic Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, the amount of 500 million dirhams will be distributed to the expenses of personnel and equipment and investment expenses for military service.

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