The memorandum was signed during the visit of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Morocco.
Gantz is scheduled to hold talks with Abdel Latif Loudi, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of the National Defense Administration, and other officials.
The purpose of the visit
This visit aims to “lay the foundation stone for establishing future security relations between Israel and Morocco,” according to what “AFP” quoted an Israeli official as saying.
This is the first time that the Israeli Defense Minister is on an official visit to Morocco, since the resumption of bilateral relations between Rabat and Tel Aviv about a year ago.
Last December, Morocco and Israel agreed to resume bilateral contacts and diplomatic relations between the two countries, including opening diplomatic representations in Rabat and Tel Aviv, in addition to launching direct airlines and establishing economic relations.
Strengthening military cooperation
The visit of the Israeli Defense Minister to Morocco, which was described by Israeli media as “historic”, is of great importance, and according to observers, it would define the features of security cooperation between Rabat and Tel Aviv, and lay the foundation stone for defense cooperation between the two countries.
Moroccan expert on military and security affairs, Mohamed Choucair, says that this visit falls within the framework of downloading the agreement signed between Morocco and Israel last year, which included cooperation in several sectors, including the military sector.
Choucair added in an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, “This visit will contribute to strengthening the cooperation that has existed for years between the intelligence services in the two countries, especially with the high professionalism that characterizes the work of the Moroccan apparatus, and its effective contribution to dismantling terrorist cells inside the Kingdom, and curbing curb it in a number of European countries.
The spokesman stresses the importance of this visit, which is the first of its kind by an Israeli defense minister to Morocco, in order to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the military field, and points to the Israeli development at the level of military technology, especially with regard to defense systems and the drone industry.