Israel foreign minister makes first visit to Morocco

It was a historic moment: an Israeli foreign minister has made an official visit to Morocco and signed four agreements. Yair Lapid pledged that Israel and Morocco would have embassies within two months, Morocco World News reports:

Yair Lapid cutting the ribbon as he inaugurates the Israel liaison office in Rabat

CASABLANCA, Morocco — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Thursday that Israel and Morocco would upgrade their relations to full diplomatic ties and open embassies in each others’ countries within two months.

Speaking at a press conference in Casablanca, where he met with members of the Jewish community on the second day of his historic trip to Morocco — the first by an Israeli minister since the country’s agreed to normalize relations last year — Lapid said that Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita is expected to be aboard the first Royal Air Maroc flight from Morocco to Israel in either October or early November, in order to open the Moroccan Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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