Knesset Speaker MK Amir Ohana (Likud) will on Wednesday visit to the Moroccan parliament, the first ever official visit by the head of the Israeli legislature the parliament of a Muslim country, the Knesset said.
Israel and Morocco normalized relations in 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords.
During Ohana’s visit, he is set to meet with his Moroccan counterpart, Rashid Talbi al-Alami, with the head of the Israel-Morocco parliamentary friendship group and other Moroccan lawmakers.
Ohana and Alami will make statements and will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.
“History is being made before our eyes and announcing the strengthening of ties between the two countries, closeness between the two peoples, and a widening of the circle of peace.”Amir Ohana
Ohana to meet with local Jewish leaders
Ohana will also meet with members of the Moroccan government and leaders of the local Jewish community.
“The visit was made possible thanks to the groundbreaking leadership of the King of Morocco, Muhammad the Sixth,” Ohana said in a statement.
“The dream of peace with Muslim countries has always beat in our hearts, and how appropriate that of all of these countries – the Kingdom of Morocco is the first to invite the head of the State of Israel’s legislature, who also happens to be of Moroccan descent, for an official visit to its parliament.
“History is being made before our eyes and announcing the strengthening of ties between the two countries, closeness between the two peoples, and a widening of the circle of peace,” Ohana added.