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Gantz heads to Morocco to sign defense deals

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz ahead of his flight to Morocco, on November 23, 2021. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz ahead of his flight to Morocco, on November 23, 2021. (Judah Ari Gross/Times of Israel)

Israel and Morocco will sign a number of defense deals in the coming days as part of Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s visit to Rabat, he says.

“We will strengthen our ties,” the defense minister says before getting on his El Al flight to Morocco.

Gantz notes his visit will be “a touch historic” as he will be the first Israeli defense minister to make a state visit to the country.

In Rabat, Gantz will hold a number of high-level meetings with the Moroccan defense minister, foreign minister, the chief of its armed forces and others. The defense minister is scheduled to sign a number of defense-related agreements.

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