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Lapid confirms he’ll travel to Morocco for ‘historic’ visit

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with 26 EU foreign ministers in Brussels, July 12, 2021. (European Union)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with 26 EU foreign ministers in Brussels, July 12, 2021. (European Union)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid confirms he’ll travel to Morocco for an official visit, the first for an Israeli top diplomat.

Speaking at a Yesh Atid faction meeting in the Knesset, Lapid says the “historic” trip will take place following the renewal of direct flights between Rabat and Tel Aviv later this month.

“After my trip to Morocco, [Moroccan Foreign] Minister [Nasser] Bourita will come visit Israel to open missions here,” adds Lapid.

After a 20-year lull in diplomatic relations, Israel and Morocco renewed their ties late last year, amid a wave of normalization agreements between Jerusalem and Arab countries.

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