Morocco and Israel normalize their relations…who’s next?

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The Kingdom of Morocco announced in a statement to the Royal Court that diplomatic representation offices between Morocco and Israel, which have been closed since 2002, will be opened, following a phone call between Mohammed VI and Trump.

The Kingdom of Morocco announced in a statement to the Royal Court that diplomatic representation offices between

Morocco and Israel

, which have been closed since 2002, will be opened, following a phone call between Mohammed VI and Trump.

In a call made by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita with an Arab television channel, the representative of the Moroccan diplomacy said that relations with

Morocco and Israel

would only return to what they were before 2002, as Morocco had opened a coordination office in Israel from 1994 to 2002, and the same thing is true for To Israel.

The two countries intend to launch flights in the short term for Moroccan Jews residing in Israel, as well as for Israeli tourists to visit Morocco.

The Moroccan minister also affirmed that, according to what was stated in the royal court’s statement, Morocco’s position on the Palestinian issue has not and will not change despite

the restoration of Moroccan-Israeli relations

, and confirmed in the same context that the Moroccan monarch made a telephone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in order to clarify the visions On the clear Moroccan position on the Palestinian issue in light of this newness.

Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, had made a phone call to Donald Trump, the latter who confirmed his issuance of a presidential decree requiring the United States to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over

Western Sahara

, in addition to giving his orders to open a consulate general for the United States in the city of Dakhla, southern Morocco, aimed at Facilitating and encouraging American investments in the region.

US President Donald Trump announced today, Thursday, that Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize their relations, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostility to Israel in the past four months.

Trump wrote on Twitter, “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!”

Trump said: Today, I signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara. Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal is the ONLY basis for a just and lasting solution for enduring peace and prosperity!

Trump advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner said: “The parties will immediately reopen the liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv, with the intention of opening two embassies”; the two parties will enhance economic cooperation between Israeli and Moroccan companies.

“Today, the (American) administration has made another historic step. President Trump concluded a peace agreement between

Morocco and Israel

, the fourth of its kind between Israel and an Arab Muslim country within four months.

“Through this historic step, Morocco is building on the long-established ties with the Moroccan Jewish community within the country and in the world, including Israel,” the statement said. This is an important step forward for the people of

Morocco and Israel

.

“The agreement further enhances Israel’s security, and at the same time creates opportunities for

Morocco and Israel

to deepen their economic relations and improve the lives of their people,” the statement added.

United Nations: There is no change in our position

For its part, the United Nations confirmed that the position of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has not changed regarding Western Sahara after the American decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over this region.

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said during his daily press conference that Guterres “believes that it is still possible to reach a solution on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions.”

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