Thursday, August 4, 2022

Israel signs contract for construction of embassy in Morocco

Israel has signed a contract for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco, i24NEWS reported.

The announcement on the contract was made on Tuesday by Israel's ambassador to Morocco, David Govrin.

"I am very happy to share with you this photo, witness to one of the historic moments that I experienced with my team, as the construction contract for the headquarters of the permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco was signed with engineers and the Moroccan construction company," Govrin wrote on Twitter.

"With this, we will begin, God willing, a new era in which we will consolidate our distinguished relations with Morocco," the ambassador added.

The construction will cost nearly 4 million dollars. The embassy will be located in the same property, which housed the premises of the former Israeli liaison office before its closure in 2000, according to i24NEWS.

Morocco renewed its official relations with Israel amid a string of normalization deals between Israel and Arab countries, brokered by the Trump administration in late 2020.

Since that time, several top Israeli officials have visited Morocco. (Read More)