Israeli FM Lapid to conduct official visit to Morocco on Wednesday

During the Israeli foreign minister's visit, the country's liaison office in Rabat will be inaugurated and three cooperation agreements between Morocco and Israel will be signed.

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to inaugurate the Israeli Liaison Office in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, where he is expected to arrive on Wednesday, during the first Israeli official visit since the announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries at the end of 2020.

According to the Israeli press, it is reported that Lapid will begin his visit to Morocco tomorrow, which is expected to last until Thursday, accompanied by a delegation that includes officials from various sectors, including tourism, labor and health.

Lapid will meet his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita, with whom he is expected to sign three agreements to deepen cooperation and strengthen relations between the two countries.

It is reported that on the second day of the visit, the Israeli foreign minister is expected to inaugurate the Israeli liaison office in Rabat.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has not issued any official comments or further details regarding the visit yet.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI announced on December 10, 2020, that relations with Israel would be established “as soon as possible.” On the same day, US President Donald Trump announced that Morocco and Israel had reached an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations.

Morocco and Israel signed four agreements on December 22, 2020, within the scope of the normalization of diplomatic relations.

Following the agreement to normalize relations between Tel Aviv and Rabat last year, Israel appointed former Cairo Ambassador David Govrin as interim head of diplomatic mission to Morocco on January 11.

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