Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 - 6 of Shevat, 5781

Trump announces Israel-Morocco normalization

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It is the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

As part of the deal, the United States will recognize Morocco’s claim over the Western Sahara region.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations, the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.

As part of the deal, United States will recognize Morocco’s claim over the Western Sahara region.

Trump said Israel and Morocco would restore diplomatic and other relations, including the immediate reopening of liaison offices in Tel Aviv and Rabat and the eventual opening of embassies. U.S. officials said there would be joint overflight rights for airlines.

The White House said Trump and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI agreed in a phone call that Morocco would “resume diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel and expand economic and cultural cooperation to advance regional stability

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