Israel, Morocco to open embassies in two months, Lapid says


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Israel, Morocco to open embassies in two months, Lapid says
Earlier, Lapid dedicated the Israeli Liaison office in Rabat
AUGUST 12, 2021

Israel and Morocco will open embassies in each other’s countries in two months, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in Rabat on Thursday. Lapid said he and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita agreed to further upgrade diplomatic ties, which they restored to the level of liaison offices in December. Bourita is expected to dedicate the Moroccan Embassy in Israel in October or November, depending on the pandemic. His visit to Israel will be on the first direct Royal Morocco flight to Israel, Lapid said.

“Strategically, what we are creating here and what we are creating in recent months is a diplomatic access,” Lapid explained. “Think of it as a kind of a circle of Israel and Morocco and Egypt and Jordan and in some ways you can say Cyprus and Greece, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates. All of the countries that are religiously moderate with truly infinite economic potential. This creates a pragmatic alternative to religious extremism and builds a constant diplomatic dialogue.”