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Moroccan Officials to Land in Israel at Start of Week, PM Invites King

A delegation of Moroccan officials is due to visit Israel as early as Sunday to prepare for the opening of a liaison office, now that ties between the two countries have been resumed after 20 years.

They are also expected to speak with Israelis about opening an embassy, a move that would upgrade the ties to that of full diplomatic relations.

On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally invited King Mohammed VI of Morocco to visit Israel, during a phone call.

“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” Netanyahu told the king, as he borrowed the famous last line of the well-known Humphrey Bogart movie Casablanca that was set in Morocco. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you continue to bless Israel with peaceful relations throughout the region and the world.”