Representatives from both countries met to discuss the hopeful future between the two countries; Akunis: The agreement fundamentally changes the political situation in our region, creating an entirely new atmosphere in the Middle East.
Government officials from Israel and Morocco consulted this week to brainstorm the future now that the two countries have normalized their diplomatic ties. According to at least one report, both countries have high hopes for what will come in the future amid Morocco agreeing to sign the Abraham Accords back in December of 2020.
Israel was represented by its Regional Cooperation Minister, Ofir Akunis, who met with Morocco’s designated ambassador and head of the Moroccan embassy, Abdel Rahim-Biod.
As reported by The Jerusalem Post, Akunis said, “The agreement between the two countries has enormous potential in the fields of trade, economy, tourism, technology and innovation. The agreement fundamentally changes the political situation in our region, creating an entirely new atmosphere in the Middle East.”
Rahim-Biod followed up by saying, “This historic peace agreement between the two countries has greatly pleased the Moroccan people who love Israel. Jewish tradition is an integral part of Moroccan culture.”
As of 2020, approximately 700,000 Moroccan Jews are residing in Israel.