Moroccan King invites Netanyahu for official visit


Morocco’s king invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an official visit, the prime minister’s office said in a statement on July 19th, two days after Israel recognized the kingdom’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara.

In a personal letter, which was confirmed by Morocco’s national news agency, MAP, King Mohammed VI thanked Israel for its position and said Netanyahu’s visit “would open new opportunities for strengthening bilateral relations”.

Israel’s national security adviser, Tzachi Hanegbi, and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita agreed on the same day to set a date “in the near future” for what would be Netanyahu’s first visit to the kingdom, the prime minister’s statement said, Reuters reported.

A State Department spokesperson told reporters, on the same day, that the US recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara remains unchanged.

Ashwarq Al Awsat



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