Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (BB) Netanyahmore On Friday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI invited him to visit the Jewish state as the two countries enhance their new diplomatic ties.
Netanyahu’s office said there was a “warm and friendly” conversation between the two leaders, during which the invitation was extended.
According to Netanyahu’s office statement, “The leaders congratulated each other on the renewal of relations between the countries, the signing of the joint statement with the US, and the renewal of agreements between the two countries.”
“In addition, procedures and mechanisms for implementing the agreements were laid down,” it added.
This comes after the Trump administration argued for a peace deal between the two countries. Israel and Morocco have long had informal relations.
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King Mohammed’s office said in a statement on Friday that he “recalled the strong and special relationship between the Jewish community from Morocco and the Moroccan monarchy” and welcomed the revival of cooperation mechanisms between the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel. “
Morocco was the fourth majority country to make peace with Israel this year, after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
The Trump administration recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over the contested Western Sahara as part of the deal.
Muslim countries have long opposed building ties with Israel, until an agreement has been reached with the Palestinians to establish their own state. However, shifting regional alliances with Israel and Gulf countries against Iran has led to traditional calculations in the Middle East.
In his statement, King Mohammed’s office stated that he “reiterated the consistent, unbreakable and unchanged status of the state of Morocco on the Palestinian question and the state’s leading role in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East.”
Updated at 5:21 pm