Israeli ambassador to Morocco on Tuesday signed a contract for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco.
“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,” David Govrin wrote on Twitter, as reported by Israeli media.
He added that the move marks “a new era” in which the two sides will consolidate what he called “distinguished relations with Morocco.”
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, after the Second Intifada.
Last year, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid visited Morocco, becoming the first Israeli foreign minister to visit the Maghreb country since 2003. During this trip, he inaugurated the Israeli liaison office in Rabat and pledged that both the Zionist entity and Morocco would open embassies.
Source: Israeli media