The Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Amir Ohana, stressed on Friday in Rabat the need to deepen cooperation with Morocco to include vital areas.
During his talks with the President of the House of Councillors, Enaam Mayara, Mr. Ohana insisted on the major importance of the decision to resume diplomatic relations with the Kingdom, describing his visit to Morocco as the first of its kind in an Arab and Muslim country, of “exceptional event”, indicates a press release from the House of Councillors.
The Speaker of the Knesset, who is on an official visit to Morocco, highlighted the pioneering role of King Mohammed VI and the Sovereign’s unwavering commitment to achieving peace in the Middle East, recalling the clear positions of the King in this regard.
With regard to the question of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, the Speaker of the Knesset reaffirmed the Moroccanness of the Sahara, noting “serious consultations between Israeli officials, which will lead to a decisive and pleasing decision for Moroccans in a near future “.
Mr. Mayara, for his part, recalled the dynamics of relations between Morocco and Israel thanks to the efforts made by King Mohammed VI, stressing that this dynamic draws its strength from the historical ties and the attachment of the Jewish community. of Moroccan origin in the Kingdom.
The President of the House of Councilors expressed, in this regard, the willingness of the Moroccan Parliament to work together with its Israeli counterpart to raise cooperation between the two legislative institutions to the level of common ambitions and challenges.
This meeting was an opportunity for the President of the House of Councilors to present explanations on the functioning of the House of Councillors, its composition and its constitutional powers.
Enaam Mayara also addressed the new roles and the constitutional architecture of the House of Councillors, characterized by a strengthening of the representation of the different political, economic, trade union and territorial sensitivities.