Israel announces the forthcoming opening of the Moroccan Embassy in the country | Atalayar

After a year of waiting, the news is finally confirmed. Israel announces the new opening of a Moroccan embassy in the country. This was confirmed by Yair Lapid, head of Israeli diplomacy, after a press conference a few days ago. No exact details have yet been given as to when this new phase of good diplomatic relations will officially begin, but it will be available from this summer.

Lapid said, however, that Nasser Bourita, the UK’s foreign minister, is expected to pay an official visit to the Jewish state to host the embassy. Thus, once again, the relationship between the two peoples, which continues to develop, is consolidated.

The opening of the embassy has been on the table for a year, and the Moroccan authorities announced it last year. This also coincided with the Kingdom’s decision to transform its liaison offices into official embassies. According to media coverage, this new delegation will be located in the city of Tel Aviv, although other sources have said it will be in Jerusalem.

PHOTO / ARCHIVE – Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

These changes are similar to Yair Lapid’s visit to the Alaouite Empire last summer.. This journey was a historic moment in Moroccan-Israeli relations that marked a turning point in the ties between the two nations.

“After our visit to Morocco, we have decided, together with the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to raise the level of diplomatic relations with the kingdom and to transform the two liaison offices; into two embassies within two months, “Lapid said during his visit to the Maghreb country.

The leader of Israeli diplomacy spent two days in Morocco, striving to highlight the relationship between the two parties. In addition to the announcement of the opening, Lapid also inaugurated the Israeli diplomatic mission in Rabat and was tasked with signing several cooperation agreements.

David Govrin, Morocco’s Ambassador to Israel

Although the opening of the embassy comes later than expected, last year the two countries began work on the next steps for the establishment of the embassy. In October 2021, the Hebrew country has announced that Morocco already has an ambassador on its territory. David Govrin has accepted his new post as ambassador after serving as director of Israel’s liaison office in Rabat.

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PHOTO / ARCHIVE Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Foreign Minister

“I am honored to share with my followers and friends around the world the news of my appointment as the official Ambassador of the State of Israel to Morocco”said the new ambassador via his Twitter account.

The Abraham agreement, the pressure to establish relations between the two countries.

December 22, 2020 was a key day for Morocco and Israel. The two countries jointly signed the normalization and restoration of relations after years of tensions and lack of contact. This new treaty, orchestrated under the administration of former US President Donald Trump, has allowed the Jewish state to improve its ties with certain Arab nations and has developed new ties and forms of cooperation between all parties involved.

Since then, the two countries have consistently established agreements and treaties in key sectors of their economies. These are crucial factors that have shown that Morocco and Israel have put the past behind them and look forward to a common future of peace and tranquility.

It should be noted that during the period in which the agreements were formalized, the US administration announced the recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara. Therefore, Israel also participated in this recognition, paving the way for other regions of the world to do the same. The Moroccan plan thus confirms itself as the only way to bring peace to a zone of conflict and tension..

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