Moroccan, Israeli private sectors discuss business opportunities

Moroccan, Israeli private sectors discuss business opportunities

The association of Moroccan employers CGEM and its Israeli counterpart MAI held their first meeting since the resumption of bilateral ties last month.

The meeting comes after industry & trade, and tourism ministers from the two countries held similar talks and highlighted fields of business cooperation.

Morocco and Israel have also agreed to launch direct flights on January 16. Moroccan airlines RAM will operate four weekly flights between Casablanca and Tel Aviv.

After the announcement of the resumption of relations between Morocco and Israel, several major international airlines have shown interest in servicing the route.


According to Moroccan daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the “Emirates” has scheduled daily flights, in some cases up to three flights per day. German-Deutsche Lufthansa AG also proposes weekly flights, with a stopover in Frankfurt, while Air France has strengthened its offer on this air route, by scheduling four regular flights per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) with a stopover at Charles De Gaulles airport in Paris.


The Casablanca-Tel Aviv axis has also attracted Turkish carriers. Turkish Airlines and Pegasus have thus planned flights between the two countries, with stopovers in Istanbul. In Israel, three airlines plan to provide air links between Casablanca and Tel Aviv.

Moroccan tourism minister said recently that 200,000 Israelis are expected to visit Morocco this year.


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