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Israel, Morocco sign accord for cybersecurity cooperation

Accord signed in Rabat last week; covers operational cooperation, joint R&D projects and the sharing of information and knowledge, Israel National Cyber Directorate says

Shoshanna Solomon is The Times of Israel's Startups and Business reporter

Yigal Unna, the director general of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, right to left, Morocco's defense minister Abdellatif Loudiyi  and Unna's Moroccan counterpart General El Mostafa Rabii, sign a cybersecurity cooperation accord in Rabat, Morocco; July 2021 (Courtesy)
Yigal Unna, the director general of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, right to left, Morocco's defense minister Abdellatif Loudiyi and Unna's Moroccan counterpart General El Mostafa Rabii, sign a cybersecurity cooperation accord in Rabat, Morocco; July 2021 (Courtesy)

The Israel National Cyber Directorate said Thursday it has signed a cybersecurity cooperation agreement with Morocco. This is the first cyber-defense accord that  has been set up between the two countries since the start of relations last year.

The agreement was signed in Rabat this week in the presence of Yigal Unna, the director general of the Israeli cyber directorate, his Moroccan counterpart General El Mostafa Rabii, and Moroccan defense minister Abdellatif Loudiyi.

The accord is for operational cooperation, research and development and the sharing of information and knowledge, the directorate said.

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