Moroccan Govt Set To Approve Two Cooperation Agreements With Israel

By i24
Posted on 10/16/21 | News Source: i24

The agreements are concerning air transit, and culture and spots

The Moroccan government announced on Saturday that it was about to review and ratify two bilateral cooperation treaties with Israel, potentially further boosting the ties between the countries.

The agreements were signed earlier this year when Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita hosted his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid in the first visit by Israel's top diplomat to the North African kingdom since 2003, after the two countries agreed to normalize the ties as part of the historic Abraham Accords. The other signatories were the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

Those accords, brokered by the administration of former US President Donald Trump, also saw Washington recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, in a diplomatic boon for Rabat.

According to the Moroccan government's official agenda, Saturday's "meeting will be devoted to the review of two cooperation agreements between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Government of the State of Israel, signed on August 11, 2021 in Rabat, the first concerning air services with a draft law approving this agreement while the second provides for cooperation in the fields of culture and sports."