The Israeli Defense Minister arrives this evening in Morocco and the military industrialization agreements are the most important topics of the meeting
On his first visit to Morocco a year after restoring relations, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will arrive today, Tuesday, with the goal of strengthening security cooperation between the two countries.
Since the restoration of relations between the two nations last year, Morocco has received an Israeli security advisor and Israel’s foreign minister, but this is the first time an Israeli defense minister has paid an official visit to the country.
Gantz will leave Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening for Morocco, where he will sign an agreement that “draws the outlines of military cooperation between the two countries,” according to his office, and will leave the country on Thursday.
According to an Israeli official, the purpose of this visit is to “set the groundwork for the formation of future security relations between Israel and Morocco.” “We had some cooperation before, but we’ll formalize it now.” It is a public declaration of our relationship.”
Following the conclusion of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993, the two nations established diplomatic relations before Rabat severed them due to the second Palestinian intifada in 2000.
Gantz’s travel to Morocco comes three months after the two countries announced an agreement to increase diplomatic representation from two liaison offices to two embassies during Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s visit to the kingdom, which has yet to be implemented.
It was also stated last month in terms of economics. Ratio Petroleum, an Israeli corporation, established a cooperation with Rabat to explore gas resources on the Moroccan Sahara Dakhla coast.