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FM Ashkenazi meets head of Morocco’s new liaison office in Israel

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi meets with the head of Morocco’s new liaison office in Israel, Abdel Rahim al-Bayoud, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

Al-Bayoud arrived in Israel this afternoon following the two countries’ agreement to normalize ties.

Ashkenazi wishes him luck in his mission to advance Israeli-Moroccan ties. Al-Bayoud says he was happy to be appointed to the post and will work to bring the countries closer together.

“Welcome to Israel,” Ashkenazi says. “Today we’re making history!”

The head of Morocco’s new liaison office in Israel, Abdel Rahim al-Bayoud right) stands alongside Lior Ben Dor, head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s North Africa desk, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, February 21, 2021 (Foreign Ministry)
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