Morocco & Israel discuss ways to advance bilateral relations
On Wednesday, Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita received in Rabat Israeli foreign ministry director general Alon Ushpiz, who is on a working visit to the North African Kingdom ahead of the operation of direct flights between Israel and Morocco.
According to Israeli press reports, Ushpiz handed to Morocco’s top diplomat a letter from Israeli FM Yair Lapid inviting him to visit Israel and voicing his country’s resolve to bolster cooperation with Rabat in various high-value and competitive sectors.
The same day, Head of Political Affairs at the Moroccan ministry of foreign Affairs Fouad Yazourh conferred with Ushpiz on ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, cultural and human fields in line with the trilateral Morocco-U.S.-Israel agreement, signed in December 2020.
Talks also focused on regional and international issues of common interest, including the fight against terrorism, global warming and sustainable development.
Afterwards, Ushpiz and his accompanying delegation discussed bilateral and triangular economic opportunities with representatives of governmental institutions and the business community.
Morocco is the fourth Arab country to normalize relations with Israel in 2020 after the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan.