Shaked to Visit Morocco on Diplomatic Visit on Monday

Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, center, speaks during remarks at the Negev Summit, March 28, in Sde Boker. From left are Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Lapid, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked will visit Morocco on Monday.

During her visit, Shaked will meet with Moroccan officials to discuss cooperation in the field of foreign workers for building and nursing.

According to a statement from her office, Shaked is expected to meet Morocco’s interior minister, foreign minister, planning minister, economy minister and other senior officials.

During the visit, Shaked is also planning to facilitate cooperation with Rabat on bringing foreign workers from Morocco to Israel to work in construction and nursing.

“We are certain that this cooperation with the Moroccans will help us advance the housing market and also support the elderly population in Israel,” the statement said.

She also hopes to promote civil ties and highlight the historical relationship between the Jewish people and Moroccans.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced last week at a press conference that his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, will visit Israel this summer to officially open his country’s embassy in Israel.

Lapid visit the kingdom in August and Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited in November, signing a defense cooperation agreement.

In December 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of their diplomatic relations as part of then-President Donald Trump’s Abraham Accords, resulting in numerous agreements and partnerships.

Israel also normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain under the Abraham Accords.

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