Israel’s top diplomat speaks to Moroccan counterpart

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks to his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita.

“We agreed to work together to rapidly implement the agreements between Morocco & Israel. We also discussed increasing bilateral cooperation as well as wider regional issues,” says Ashkenazi in a tweet.

Israel reopened its liaison office in Rabat last week, after 20 years.

Morocco agreed in 2020 to normalize ties with Israel under US-brokered deals, joining the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In return, then-US president Donald Trump fulfilled a decades-old goal of Morocco by backing its contested sovereignty in Western Sahara, what Rabat refers to as its “southern provinces.”

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