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Morocco slated to open embassy in Israel this summer, says Lapid

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, June 15, 2022. (Lazar Berman/The Times of Israel)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, June 15, 2022. (Lazar Berman/The Times of Israel)

Speaking at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid reveals that Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita will be visiting Israel this summer in order to officially open the nation’s embassy in Israel.

Rabat and Jerusalem normalized relations in 2020, and have since signed significant defense and economic pacts.

Israel opened its liaison office in Morocco in August 2021, but has not upgraded the mission to an embassy. Morocco opened its liaison office in Tel Aviv in February of that year.

An Israeli diplomatic source tells The Times of Israel that the upgrade to Israel’s diplomatic office in Rabat is expected to occur in conjunction with Bourita’s visit.

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed is also slated to visit this summer, says Lapid.

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