Moroccan delegation to visit Israel, ‘region-changing cooperation’

Ben-Shabbat, born to Moroccan-Jewish immigrants to Israel, will lead the Israeli delegation.

First-ever El Al flight to Morocco about to take off from TLV (photo credit: SIVAN FARAJ)
First-ever El Al flight to Morocco about to take off from TLV
(photo credit: SIVAN FARAJ)
A Moroccan delegation is expected to visit Israel by the end of February, and an Israeli one to visit the North-African kingdom – as long as COVID-19 infections rates in Israel do not rise.
The decision was reached during a Friday conversation between National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
Ben-Shabbat, born to Moroccan-Jewish immigrants, will lead the Israeli delegation. 
The two officials agreed to create several work groups to discuss mutual cooperation concerning water, energy, investments and tourism.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the groups will hold discussions using online means for now. 
The great potential of these and other relations were called “region-changing cooperation.” 
The Friday conversation followed a conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the King of Morocco Mohammed VI.