Morocco and Israel conclude 4 agreements

The Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel signed, Tuesday in Rabat, four agreements in several fields during the visit of the high-level American-Israeli delegation.

It is an agreement on the exemption from visa formalities for holders of diplomatic and service passports, signed by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Mohcine Jazouli and Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Director General of the Population and Immigration Agency.

Similarly, a memorandum of understanding in the field of Civil Aviation was signed by Zakaria Belghazi, Director General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy and Joel Feldschuh, Director of the Civil Aviation Agency.

Recognising the importance of providing direct flights between Israel and Morocco, both parties undertake to hold discussions for the conclusion of an Air Services Agreement.

In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding on Innovation and Development of Water Resources, which provides for technical cooperation in the field of water management and development, was signed by Hammou Bensaadout, Director General of Water at the Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water and Yechezkel Lifshitz, Director General of the Ministry of Water Resources.

As for the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Finance and Investment signed by Nabyl Lakhdar, Director General of the Customs and Indirect Taxation Administration under the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform and Shira Greenberg, Chief Economist at the Ministry of Finance, it announces the promotion of economic relations between the two countries through trade and investment.

This MoU provides for the negotiation of other agreements to govern these relations: “Non-Double Taxation Convention, Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments and Agreement on Customs Assistance”.

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