Morocco receives first Israeli occupation military delegation
The Israeli occupation says Israeli and Moroccan commanders expressed a mutual desire to promote "extensive security cooperation."
An Israeli occupation military delegation met with Moroccan officers in Rabat this week in the first visit of its kind since the 2020 normalization deal, signing a security cooperation agreement, both sides confirmed Friday.
"A meeting took place at General Staff headquarters to develop cooperation" between Morocco and "Israel", a Moroccan Royal Armed Forces source told AFP.
"A mutual desire to promote extensive military cooperation"
During the visit, which ended Thursday and was not officially announced by Rabat, the two signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and setting up a joint commission, the Israeli occupation army said Friday in a statement, without adding details.
The statement mentioned that "the heads of the occupation army's strategic planning and cooperation directorate and its international cooperation division were present, along with its intelligence section's operations division chief."
They met with senior army officer General Belkhir El Farouk and other high-ranking members of the Moroccan forces, including the heads of the intelligence and operations directorates, it added.
"The commanders expressed a mutual desire to promote extensive military cooperation," the occupation army said.
They also discussed "opportunities for participation in joint international exercises," the statement read.
Shameful normalization agreement
Morocco is one of several Arab states to normalize relations with the Israeli occupation under the administration of former US President Donald Trump.
Several Israeli ministers have since visited Morocco, including Security Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
It is noteworthy that Morocco and "Israel" have signed deals on technology, security, and economic cooperation.
This week in Rabat, Morocco's Industry Minister and the "Israel" Aerospace Industries signed a memorandum of understanding on aerospace cooperation.