The government has brushed aside the rumors that Benyamin Netanyahu should pay a state visit to Morocco. The executive also said that Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita did not meet with the first Israeli president, contrary to what was announced.
At the conference following the Governing Council held on Thursday, February 21, the spokesman of the government Mustapha El Khalfi has indeed assured that Netanyahu’s visit to Morocco is not planned and will not take place.
Several Israeli media had yet announced that the latter would go to the Kingdom before the elections in Israel scheduled for 9 April. “Netanyahu will pay a state visit to Morocco before the elections to highlight his diplomatic achievements in the Arab world. Israeli officials have always been keen to maintain contact, discreetly of course, with countries with which they do not have diplomatic relations, including Morocco. If this visit to the Kingdom succeeds, Netanyahu will sign on a great diplomatic victory,” said an Israeli newspaper.