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Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana is expected to visit the Moroccan parliament on Wednesday, having been invited by parliamentary president Rashid Talbi El Alami. In doing so, Ohana will be the first Knesset speaker to make an official visit to the parliament of a Muslim country.
During the visit, Ohana will meet with his Moroccan counterpart and other members of parliament. He will also meet with leaders of the Jewish community in Morocco. Ohana and Almi are expected to make statements to the media and even sign an official memorandum of understanding that will establish cooperation and strengthen relations between the countries.
Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana: "The dream of peace with Islamic countries has always beaten in our hearts, and how fitting that out of all these many countries, the Kingdom of Morocco is the first to invite one of the symbols of Israeli rule to an official visit to its parliament. The visit heralds the strengthening of relations between the two countries and the expansion of the circle of peace."
"The dream of peace with Islamic countries has always beaten in our hearts." Ohana in finance in the Knesset (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson, Noam Moshkovitz)
During the visit, he will also meet with the heads of the Jewish community in Morocco. The Jewish Quarter in Fez, Morocco (Photo: ShutterStock)
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In April, Foreign Minister Eli Cohen flew to Ashkhabad, the capital of Turkmenistan, for his first state visit in 29 years. During his visit, the minister inaugurated the Israeli embassy in the country, located 17 kilometers from the border with Iran, and held a series of meetings with the local president and met with representatives of the country's Jewish community.
A month earlier, Morocco's ambassador to Israel, Abdelrahim Boud, addressed the warming relations between the two countries in a speech he gave at an international conference of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation held in Ashkelon. "We want to deepen the friendship and peace between us. Relations can exist between people, communities and governments and societies will live in peace and well. When it comes to Israel and Morocco, for example, the relations between Jews and Muslims in Morocco are an example of the fulfillment of ethical codes and deep coexistence for 2000,<> years," he said.
- Foreign relations
- Amir Ohana