Morocco Hosts Israeli Envoys to Deepen US-Forged Ties

On the first commercial flight from Israel, Israeli officials, with Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner arrived in Morocco to discuss and finalize normalization deals.

On the first commercial flight from Israel, Israeli officials, with Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner arrived in Morocco to discuss and finalize normalization deals. 

Moroccan officials welcomed Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and delegates in capital Rabat, on Tuesday. The Israeli and US envoys also met with King Mohammed VI.

In a joint declaration statement, it highlighted that “The United States recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over the entire Western Sahara territory and reaffirms its support for Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal as the only basis for a just and lasting solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara territory.”

The countries also agreed among others, to establish direct flights between Morocco and Israel.

The states intend to, “Immediately resume full official contacts between Israeli and Moroccan counterparts and establish full diplomatic, peaceful and friendly relations.”

In relation to pursuing economic cooperation, the US International Development Finance Corporation has announced investment initiatives in Morocco amounting to $5 billion. 

Morocco joins the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan in normalizing relations with Israel through the initiative of the US.


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