Yaïr Lapid: Morocco and Israel to open two embassies in two months
Israel and Morocco have agreed to open embassies soon, the Jewish state's foreign minister announced on Thursday, at the end of his first visit since the two countries normalised ties.
During a press conference following his visit to Morocco, Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid stated that Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Africa and Moroccan Expatriates, had agreed this morning to normalize relations between the two countries and open embassies in Morocco and Israel within two months, which is expected to happen in October.
In accordance with the accompanying staff, Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid started up the Israeli liaison office in Rabat, marking the first visit of an Israeli diplomat to Morocco since the two nations resumed diplomatic ties in 2020.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yaïr Lapid sent Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita a letter from Israeli President Isaac Herzog asking the Moroccan monarch to visit Israel, which reads: “His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI, it is my pleasure to see His Majesty in the near future. In the future years, we all want to strengthen collaboration for the benefit of both peoples. Please accept my greetings to the Royal Family and the Moroccan nation as a whole”.
President Herzog also thanked His Majesty the King on Royal Day, saying, “I have the honor to send my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of the throne anniversary on behalf of the Israeli people and the State.” Accept our warmest wishes for Morocco’s and its people’s continuing growth and prosperity.
Foreign Minister Lapid emphasized that this letter demonstrates the importance of the two countries’ ties as well as Israel’s strong commitment to the two peoples’ peace accord.