After Amir Ohana’s position on the Sahara, Moshe Arbel’s visit will be scrutinized

After Amir Ohana’s position on the Sahara, Moshe Arbel’s visit will be scrutinized

Relations between Morocco and Israel continue to evolve in the right direction, and after the visit to Rabat of Amir Ohana, Speaker of the Knesset, it is the turn of the Israeli Minister of the Interior and Health, Moshe Arbel, to travel to Morocco as part of an official visit.

His visit comes as the head of parliament, Ohana, has just openly supported Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara as part of talks to support the Moroccan Sahara by the Netanyahu government.

Moshe Arbel meanwhile, as Minister of Interior and Health, is a key figure in the Israeli government. He is the fourth Israeli official to arrive in Morocco within days.

On Friday, he is scheduled to meet Moroccan Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit, as well as his other counterpart, Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Aït Talib at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health.

The head of the Israeli liaison office in Rabat, Shai Cohen, considered Moshe Arbel’s visit a displacement “of great importance” Who “reflects the common desire between the two countries to consolidate their relations and stimulate closer bilateral cooperation”.

Before Arbel, Morocco has hosted several senior Israeli officials in recent days, including the Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry, Nir Barkat, who participated in the Meknes Agricultural Show (SIAM), as well as the Israeli Minister of Transport and Road Safety, Miri Regev.

In addition, Morocco welcomed at the same time as the president of the Knesset, Amir Ohana, the Israeli national security adviser, Tzachi Hanegbi.

Other high-level bilateral meetings are to be expected between Tel Aviv and Rabat and should lay the groundwork for a relationship destined to last and develop.

Naturally the question of the Sahara and the recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty will be central. The Kingdom should also soon host the Negev Summit between the Foreign Ministers of the signatory countries of the Abraham Accords.


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