France 24
France 24 22 Dec 2020

Israel and Morocco to boost trade links as commercial air path opens


The first direct commercial flight between Israel and Morocco has taken off since the two countries normalised relations earlier this month. Israeli and American delegations were onboard the flight, which is expected to boost business links in the region.

Israel and Morocco agreed on Thursday to normalise relations in a deal brokered with US help, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past four months.
#Israel and #Morocco have agreed to normalize relations, President Donald #Trump said Thursday, marking the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months. As part of the deal announced near the end of Trump's term, the United States will recognize Morocco's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region. FRANCE 24's Irris Makler has more.
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