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Morocco and Israel sign four agreements

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The Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel signed four agreements, Tuesday in Rabat, during the visit of a US-Israeli delegation.

The first agreement is on the exemption from visa for diplomatic and service passports bearers, signed by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad Mohcine Jazouli and Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of the Population and Immigration Agency.

Likewise, a memorandum of understanding in the field of Civil Aviation was signed by Mr Zakaria Belghazi, Director General of Civil Aviation to the Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Economy social and Mr Joel Feldschuh, Director of the Civil Aviation Agency.

By recognizing the importance of ensuring direct flights between Israel and Morocco, the two parties agree to conduct discussions for the conclusion of an Air Services Agreement.

A memorandum of understanding on Innovation and the development of water resources which provides for technical cooperation in water management and development, was signed by Hammou Bensaadout, Director General of the Water at the Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water and Mr Yechezkel Lifshitz, Director General of the Ministry of Water Resources.

Lastly another memorandum of understanding was signed with regards to cooperation in the field of Finance and Investment signed by Mr Nabyl Lakhdar, Director General of the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes under the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Reform of Administration and Ms Shira Greenberg, Chief Economist at the Ministry of Finance. The agreement announced the promotion of economic relations between the two countries through trade and investment.

This MoU provides for the negotiation of other agreements to govern these relations: Agreement on the avoidance of double taxation, Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments and Agreement on customs assistance.

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