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IDF chief Kohavi greeted by honor guard in Morocco in historic visit

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi is greeted by an honor guard in Rabat, Morocco, July 19, 2022. (IDF)
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi is greeted by an honor guard in Rabat, Morocco, July 19, 2022. (IDF)

Israeli military chief Aviv Kohavi is greeted by an honor guard and Moroccan defense officials this morning, after landing in the North African nation yesterday.

Kohavi is the first IDF chief of staff to visit Morocco on an official trip.

He is meeting today with Morocco’s Defense Minister Abdellatif Loudiyi and chief of the Royal Armed Forces Belkhir El Farouk, as well as other senior defense officials.

Earlier, a few dozen people gathered in Rabat to protest against Kohavi’s visit, raising banners and burning pictures of the Israeli military chief.

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