Trump said to have received Order of Muhammad in private Oval Office ceremony

Morocco bestowed its highest state award upon US President Donald Trump over his brokering a normalization accord between Rabat and JerusalemReuters reports.

The agency cited a senior Trump administration official as saying that on Friday, Trump received the Order of Muhammad -- the country's highest decoration, reserved for state leaders and royalty.

In a private ceremony at the Oval Office, Trump received the honorary award Morocco's envoy to the US, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui.

Jared Kushner, Trump's senior adviser, and Avi Berkowitz, the US envoy for the Middle East, also received awards.

The Israel-Morocco deal was one of the multiple agreements forged as part of Trump's diplomatic push in the Middle East, which also saw Israel normalize its relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan. Read more at i24