Israeli, American officials at Morocco’s royal palace to sign deals

The heads of a joint Israeli-American delegation to Rabat have completed a series of high-level talks with Moroccan officials, including King Mohammed VI.

National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Senior Adviser to US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner have arrived at the royal palace’s guest house to sign a number of bilateral and trilateral agreements on a variety of issues, including visas, water, tourism and agriculture.

Meir Ben-Shabbat (C) flanked by Jared Kushner (R) and David Friedman (L), speaks ahead of the departure of the first direct flight between Israel and Morocco, at Ben Gurion Airport, December 22, 2020 (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

An official familiar with the meetings said the talks were positive, achieving their goals.

After the signing ceremony, Ben-Shabbat, Kushner and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita will make statements to the press.

— Judah Ari Gross in Rabat