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The Moroccan delegation visiting Israel expected to help set up liaison office

Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and senior adviser to the U.S. president Jared Kushner with Moroccan King Mohammed VI at the royal palace in Rabat, Dec. 22, 2020. / Ph. Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
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On Monday, a delegation of Moroccan officials arrived in Israel to lay the foundation stone for the reopening of the liaison office in Tel Aviv, after a closure that lasted for almost two decades.

According to national Hebrew-language newspaper Israel Hayom, the Moroccan delegation «is scheduled to inspect the building that hosted the Moroccan liaison office in the late 1990s».

The administrative delegation has also been tasked with preparing for the visit of a more senior Moroccan delegation «on a date yet to be determined», wrote the Israeli daily.   

In the meantime, Israel is working on reopening its liaison office in the same building in Rabat.

On Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that a Moroccan delegation would visit Israel. This announcement was preceded by a phone call that brought together King Mohammed VI and Benjamin Netanyahu.

On Tuesday, December 22 in Rabat, Morocco and Israel signed a cooperation agreement on the visa exemption and three memoranda of understanding in the fields of civil aviation, innovation, development of water resources, finance and investment. 

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