Israeli Ambassadors’ Club President: “Israel’s Decision, a ‘Strong’, ‘Clear’ Signal to the International Community”
Yitzhak Eldan, president and founder of the Israeli Ambassadors’ Club, emphasized that the State of Israel’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara is a “strong” and “clear” statement to the rest of the world.
Eldan referred to Israel’s acknowledgment of the Moroccan Sahara as a “very important” diplomatic move that other nations could emulate.
In a statement to MAP, the former representative to the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and Denmark said, “This is a diplomatic breakthrough for Morocco, a decision of historic significance that will strengthen international recognition of the Kingdom’s sovereignty over its Sahara.”
The former Israeli ambassador continued, “Israel has pledged to make every effort to ensure that this “well-considered” decision is communicated to the international organizations of which it is a member, as well as to all countries with which it maintains diplomatic relations. This pledge was made through the voice of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Mr. Eldan emphasized the significance of supporting the Kingdom in such a significant matter and welcomed this recognition, which will strengthen the Moroccan position and contribute to the growth of “positive” relations between Rabat and Tel Aviv in a number of areas, especially in the area of investment by luring additional investors to the southern provinces.
Having an Israeli diplomatic mission in Dakhla, in his opinion, will strengthen Morocco’s status as the “gateway to Africa” by fostering trade and investment in the area.
The former ambassador lauded Morocco’s cohabitation model and voiced the hope that Israel’s acceptance of Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara “could bring peace to the region.”