Jerusalem, 28 July, 2022 (TPS) — Israel and Morocco will soon upgrade the diplomatic presence in the two countries and the current diplomatic missions upgraded to the status of embassies, Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita announced.
Israel’s Minister of Justice Gideon Sa’ar, who is on an official visit to Morocco, met with Bourita, and with the head of the secret services in Morocco Abdellatif Hammouchi.
They discussed diplomatic issues and the promotion of bilateral relations between the countries. Sa’ar raised the issue of upgrading the diplomatic missions between the countries, and Bourita said that Morocco has decided to do soon.
Sa’ar thanked Bourita for Morocco’s support of Israel joining the African Union as an observer state.
Bourita further stated that he intends to visit Israel in September or October.
Issawi Frej, Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation, and IDF Chief of Staff Major General Aviv Kochavi were in Morocco for an official earlier this month.
Morocco was the fourth country to join the Abraham Accords with Israel. The two countries announced the normalization of relations in December 2020.
The United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain shortly after it, announced in August 2020 the normalization of relations with Israel.
Sudan was next to announce the normalization of relations with Israel in October, Israel’s third peace treaty in two months.
The Abraham Accords, the first pact between an Arab country and Israel in 25 years, is expected to lead to similar agreements with other Arab countries, possibly Oman or Saudi Arabia.