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Lapid to visit Morocco tomorrow, first trip to country by Israeli FM since 2003

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset, on August 2, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset, on August 2, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will take off for Morocco tomorrow for a two-day official visit, the first by Israel’s top diplomat since 2003.

Lapid will officially open up the Israeli Liaison Office in Rabat and will meet his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita.

He will also spend time in Casablanca with the local Jewish community.

Joining Lapid will be Welfare Minister Meir Cohen — born in Essaouira, Morocco — Foreign Ministry Director General Alon Ushpiz, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ram Ben Barak and senior Health Ministry official Inbar Zucker.

“This historic visit is a continuation of the long-standing friendship and deep roots and traditions that the Jewish community in Morocco, and the large community of Israelis with origins in Morocco, have,” says Lapid in a statement.

“It will be a moment for political and economic activity, and we will continue to work towards agreements that will bring innovation and opportunity to our countries.”

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