Israeli delegation visits Morocco
Israeli delegation visits Morocco Amos Ben Gershom/GPO

Israel has signed a contract for the construction of a permanent Israeli embassy in Morocco, i24NEWS reported.

The announcement on the contract was made on Tuesday by Israel's ambassador to Morocco, David Govrin.

"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," Govrin wrote on Twitter.

"With this, we will begin, God willing, a new era in which we will consolidate our distinguished relations with Morocco," the ambassador added.

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, according to i24NEWS.

Morocco renewed its official relations with Israel amid a string of normalization deals between Israel and Arab countries, brokered by the Trump administration in late 2020.

Since that time, several top Israeli officials have visited Morocco.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita hosted Foreign Minister Yair Lapid last August, in the first visit by an Israeli Foreign Minister to Morocco since 2003.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Rabat several months later, where he signed a ground-breaking defense memorandum of understanding.

Economy and Industry Minister Orna Barbivai visited Morocco in February, where she signed a new economic cooperation and trade agreement with her Moroccan counterpart.

In late June, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visited Morocco, where she agreed with her Moroccan counterpart on a pilot program to bring foreign workers in the fields of nursing and construction from Morocco to Israel.

Last week, Morocco and Israel agreed to establish legal cooperation. The agreement was announced during Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s visit to Rabat.