Israeli-American delegation to Morocco stops by Mausoleum of King Mohammed V

A joint Israeli-American delegation makes its first stop in the Moroccan capital, visiting the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V.

From there, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Senior Adviser to US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner are traveling to the Royal Palace of Rabat to begin a series of meetings before signing a number of bilateral and trilateral agreements to solidify the normalization agreement between Israel and Morocco.

The mausoleum, which is technically a mosque, contains the remains of King Mohammed V, who died in 1961, along with his sons, King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The arabesque tomb is considered an important national monument.

Here is a short video of the mausoleum

The declarations that are due to be signed later today are expected to include agreements on aviation, tourism, health, water, agriculture and other matters. These are meant to make the renewed ties between the two countries, which Morocco ended in 2000 with the outbreak of the Second Intifada, more concrete and long-lasting.

Ben-Shabbat’s delegation is due to return to Israel in the predawn hours of Wednesday morning.

— Judah Ari Gross