Eyal David, Israel’s Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission in Rabat, said in a written statement on his social media account that Dorit Avidani was appointed as Israel’s consul to Morocco.
Emphasizing Avidani’s 30 years of professional experience, David said, “We congratulate Dorit Avidani, who has been appointed as the Head of Consular and Administrative Affairs at the Israel Liaison Office in Morocco. Thanks to her 30 years of experience in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she will be very successful in her new role.”
There was no explanation from the Moroccan authorities regarding the appointment in question.
Israel administration announced in January 2021 that Israel’s former Ambassador to Cairo, David Govrin, was appointed as the interim head of mission to Morocco.
In August 2021, Israel’s diplomatic representation in Morocco was opened, while Govrin was officially brought to the Rabat Embassy in October 2021.
Former US President Donald Trump announced on December 10, 2020, that Morocco and Israel had reached an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations and signed a declaration recognizing Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara.
During the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Morocco on November 24-25, 2021, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two countries in areas such as intelligence, defense industry, security, and education.