Morocco and Israel agree to establish full diplomatic relations

On December 22, Morocco and Israel agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. The development marks the fourth Arab-Israel agreement in four months.

A joint declaration issued by Morocco, the United States and Israel in the Moroccan capital Rabat and signed by signed by Morocco’s Prime Minister Saad Dine El Otmani, Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, read, “The two countries agreed to immediately resume full official contacts, and establish full diplomatic, peaceful and friendly relations.”

Both the sides welcomed the move and said o initiate steps to advance the two countries’ relations in the near future.

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