According to Israeli media on Saturday, Aviv Kochavi, the Israeli army’s Chief of Staff, is scheduled to pay an official visit to Morocco next week.
A news television reported that Kochavi’s three-day trip “will be the first time an Israeli military chief officially visits” the North African nation.
No confirmation of the visit has been made yet by Morocco.
Without specifying the name of his destination, Israeli media said Kochavi would visit an Arab country on Friday.
Israeli military officials participated as observers in a major military drill in Morocco last month, where the participation of troops from the US, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Chad, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and others was recorded.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Morocco in November of last year, where he signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart to allow defense and military cooperation between the defense establishments in the two countries.
As part of US-sponsored agreements to normalize ties between Tel Aviv and Arab countries, Morocco resumed diplomatic relations with Israel in 2020. After the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan, Rabat was the fourth Arab nation to make this move.