'Israel' Launches Its First Direct Flights to Morocco
The first two commercial flights were launched today in the presence of the Israeli Minister of Tourism.
Israeli media reported that "a new destination was opened today for Israelis by direct flight: This time to Morocco and the city of Marrakesh."
According to the Israeli media, two commercial flights will depart for Marrakesh, located in the southwest region of Morocco and at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
The media also pointed out that the first flight of the ‘Israir Airlines Company’ took off at 08:15 with about 100 passengers, including the owner of the company, Rami Levy, who traveled with his wife and friends.
Afterward, an ‘El Al’ plane took off at 11:20 during an official ceremony, in which the Minister of Tourism Yoel Razvozov opened the itinerary.
Launching of flights to Morocco from Israel, another important step in the implementation of the trilateral historical agreement 🇲🇦 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 . pic.twitter.com/1OswSbTXsM— Morocco in Israel (@morocco_israel) July 25, 2021
A few days ago, Israeli media reported that the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yair Lapid, would visit Morocco early next month, "to renew diplomatic ties and elevate Israeli representation in Morocco to the ambassadorial level."
Lapid said that "Israel" and Morocco "will work to usher in economic, technological, cultural and tourism agreement.”
Lapid also had a long call with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, where they discussed "the direct relationship between the two states and the two peoples, which is a top Israeli priority."
This month, the Moroccan Air Force partook in the "Naseem al-Bahr" -or "Sea Breeze"- maneuvers alongside Israeli forces, with the participation of several countries and the leadership of the US.
It is noteworthy that last December, Rabat, "Tel Aviv," and Washington signed a tripartite agreement that included several memoranda of understanding to establish relations between Morocco and "Israel." It was described by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita as "a roadmap that the three parties will work on during the next stage."
Previously, US President Donald Trump announced his country's recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara, while former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the normalization agreement.
Morocco is the fourth Arab country to announce the normalization of its ties with "Israel." On September 15, the UAE and Bahrain signed a normalization agreement with "Tel Aviv" in Washington at the White House, with Sudan joining in at a later stage.