February 12, 2021 – 6:00 pm – Morocco
Israel’s Charge de Affairs in Morocco, David Govrin, has been based in Rabat since January 26. He met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Borita on Tuesday to discuss strengthening ties between Morocco and Israel.
Since coming to Rabat, David Govrin has met with various members of the Jewish community in Morocco and visited iconic sites such as Mella in Rabat, the capital’s Old Jewish Quarter, and Rabbi Shalom Chowi Shrine.
On his Twitter account, Gowrin wrote that this was his first meeting with the Moroccan foreign minister. Prior to his appointment to Rabat, David Govrin was Cairo’s ambassador from 2016 to 2020. His mission in Rabat is to expand political, tourism, economic and cultural ties between Morocco and Israel.
According to the Tripartite Declaration signed in Rabat on December 22, 2020 under the leadership of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the United States and Israel are scheduled to open liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv, as well as to gradually resume diplomatic relations between the two countries. Meanwhile, Moroccan Ambassador Abderrahim Bayut has been appointed as the temporary charge d’affaires of the Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv. He will start his new roles this week.