The Israeli army announces the signing of a memorandum of "military cooperation" with Morocco

The Israeli army announces the signing of a memorandum of "military cooperation" with Morocco The Israeli army said it signed a "military cooperation" memorandum during a visit to Morocco by its army commanders. According to an Israeli statement, during the meetings, the Moroccan army leaders reviewed the structure of the Moroccan security forces and the challenges they face.  The Israeli army announced on Friday the signing of a memorandum of "military cooperation" with Morocco, during the first official Israeli military visit to the kingdom.  In a written statement, the army indicated that the signing came during the visit of the head of the Strategy Authority and the third army department, Tal Kalman, the commander of the Foreign Relations Brigade, Avi Davrin, and the commander of the activation brigade in the intelligence service (whose identity was not revealed) to Morocco.  The statement said: "During the visit, which took place in the city of Rabat, the leaders met with General Doukur Darmy Belkheir Al-Farouq, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, and the commanders of the General Staff, including the head of the Intelligence Authority and the Chief of the Operations Authority."   The Israeli army statement added: "During the meetings, the Moroccan army leaders reviewed the structure of the Moroccan security forces, the challenges they face, and discussed the historical and cultural ties between the two countries and common interests in the Middle East, as they expressed their desire to develop military cooperation."  He continued, "Tal Kalman reviewed the structure of the Israeli army and the regional and international challenges, in addition to the areas in which the army gained significant military experience, as he discussed opportunities for military cooperation in the areas of training and rehabilitation, in addition to the operational and intelligence fields."  He pointed out that the two sides signed a memorandum of military cooperation, and agreed to "convene a joint military committee to sign a joint action plan, and they also discussed opportunities to participate in joint international exercises."  The army statement indicated that the official Israeli military visit is the first to Morocco, and it concluded on Friday, without specifying when it began.  There was no comment from the Moroccan authorities on this visit.  At the end of 2021, Israel and Morocco signed a security memorandum of understanding, during Defense Minister Benny Gantz's visit to Rabat, which aims to organize intelligence cooperation, security procurement and joint training.  At the time, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement that Gantz and Moroccan Minister Delegate to Prime Minister-designate Abdel Latif Loudiyi signed a "pioneering defense memorandum of understanding."  At the end of 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries after their suspension in 2002, and since then an Israeli embassy has been opened in Morocco during a visit by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Rabat last August.  The Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv was also reopened, and a direct flight route between the two countries was inaugurated.

The Israeli army said it signed a "military cooperation" memorandum during a visit to Morocco by its army commanders. According to an Israeli statement, during the meetings, the Moroccan army leaders reviewed the structure of the Moroccan security forces and the challenges they face.

The Israeli army announced on Friday the signing of a memorandum of "military cooperation" with Morocco, during the first official Israeli military visit to the kingdom.

In a written statement, the army indicated that the signing came during the visit of the head of the Strategy Authority and the third army department, Tal Kalman, the commander of the Foreign Relations Brigade, Avi Davrin, and the commander of the activation brigade in the intelligence service (whose identity was not revealed) to Morocco.

The statement said: "During the visit, which took place in the city of Rabat, the leaders met with General Doukur Darmy Belkheir Al-Farouq, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, and the commanders of the General Staff, including the head of the Intelligence Authority and the Chief of the Operations Authority."


The Israeli army statement added: "During the meetings, the Moroccan army leaders reviewed the structure of the Moroccan security forces, the challenges they face, and discussed the historical and cultural ties between the two countries and common interests in the Middle East, as they expressed their desire to develop military cooperation."

He continued, "Tal Kalman reviewed the structure of the Israeli army and the regional and international challenges, in addition to the areas in which the army gained significant military experience, as he discussed opportunities for military cooperation in the areas of training and rehabilitation, in addition to the operational and intelligence fields."

He pointed out that the two sides signed a memorandum of military cooperation, and agreed to "convene a joint military committee to sign a joint action plan, and they also discussed opportunities to participate in joint international exercises."

The army statement indicated that the official Israeli military visit is the first to Morocco, and it concluded on Friday, without specifying when it began.

There was no comment from the Moroccan authorities on this visit.

At the end of 2021, Israel and Morocco signed a security memorandum of understanding, during Defense Minister Benny Gantz's visit to Rabat, which aims to organize intelligence cooperation, security procurement and joint training.

At the time, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement that Gantz and Moroccan Minister Delegate to Prime Minister-designate Abdel Latif Loudiyi signed a "pioneering defense memorandum of understanding."

At the end of 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries after their suspension in 2002, and since then an Israeli embassy has been opened in Morocco during a visit by Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Rabat last August.

The Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv was also reopened, and a direct flight route between the two countries was inaugurated.
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