Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid will arrive in Rabat on Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by a delegation including Israeli officials from various sectors, including tourism, employment and health.
The program of the “Tel Aviv Mission” in Morocco includes the visit of the tombs of the late kings Mohammed V and Hassan II in the Moroccan capital Rabat, then talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Nasser Bourita, at the headquarters of the ministry, and the signing of three agreements aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries.
The program also includes a meeting of Israeli officials with the Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, as well as a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Health to discuss of the confrontation of the repercussions of the “Corona virus”.
On the second day of the visit, the Israeli Foreign Minister will oversee the opening of the Israeli liaison office in the Riyadh neighborhood in Rabat.
The program of the visit also includes, the performance of the prayer next Thursday in one of the temples in the city of Casablanca before the Israeli delegation concludes its visit with a press conference in a hotel from the economic capital.
Recall that the official Arab spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Hassan Kaiba, described Yaïr Lapid’s visit to Morocco as “historic” noting that it comes about 18 years after a previous visit by the former Israeli minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom in Morocco in 2003.
In a statement, he said the visit “reflects the concern of Morocco and Israel to develop their relations and take them forward as much as possible.”