YEMEN Press Agency

Morocco, Israel sign defense memorandum of understanding

RABAT, Nov. 24 (YPA) – A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Ministry announced Wednesday the signing of a defense memorandum of understanding between Rabat and Tel Aviv.

The agreement was signed by Moroccan and Israeli ministers, paves the way for military sales and military cooperation between them, according to “Reuters”.

The signing of the agreement came on the sidelines of the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who arrived in Rabat Tuesday on an official visit, the first of its kind.

Gantz met with the Moroccan Minister Delegate in charge of the National Defense Administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi; to define the features of security cooperation between Rabat and Tel Aviv, and to lay the foundation stone for defense cooperation between them.

The Moroccan side did not announce any details about the new agreement with Tel Aviv, but an Israeli official stated that this visit aims to “lay the foundation stone for establishing future security relations between Israel and Morocco.”