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Official visit of Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid to Morocco

Israeli foreign minister Yaïr Lapid will travel to Morocco in two weeks for the first official visit by a minister of the Hebrew state in decades, an Israeli source said.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid will visit Morocco on August 11 and 12 for the first-ever official visit by a Jewish state minister to Morocco in decades.

Yaïr Lapid “will officially open the Israeli diplomatic mission in the country”. The head of Israeli diplomacy announced in early July that he was going to visit Morocco soon, a first since the resumption of relations between the two countries.

“I have agreed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, Nasser Bourita, on the first official visit of an Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs to Morocco” since the resumption of relations, said Mr. Lapid on his Twitter account. “The visit will take place after the opening of the direct airline to Morocco at the end of this month [of July],” he added.

The Israeli air carrier Israir launched from July 25 a direct line between Tel Aviv and Marrakech. A first direct commercial flight took place in December 2020 between Tel Aviv and Rabat and bilateral agreements were signed in the wake, focusing on water management, connections of financial systems, visa exemption for diplomats and direct air links.

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