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Senior Israeli military officials met with Moroccan military chief Belkhir El-Farouk in Rabat and agreed on convening a joint military commission to sign a joint action plan [@AvichayAdraee/Twitter]

Morocco’s army chief Lieutenant General Belkhir El-Farouk started an official visit to Israel today to participate in a military conference in Tel Aviv.

An official reception ceremony was held upon El-Farouk’s arrival and he was welcomed by Israeli army chief Aviv Kochavi.

El-Farouk will take part in the Israeli army’s International Operational Innovation Conference along with military leaders from other countries including Finland, India, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Holland, Canada, Germany, United States, Greece, Cyprus, NATO and others.

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Yesterday, the Moroccan army confirmed El-Farouk’s participation in the conference, which began yesterday and is due to end on Thursday.

“It will lay the foundations for solid cooperation in the field of multi-dimensional defence and military renewal,” the army said in a statement.

Last week, the Israeli army said dozens of military leaders would take part in the conference, including from Arab countries.

In 2020, Israel and Morocco announced the resumption of bilateral diplomatic relations, after their suspension in 2000. This was in return for the US recognising Rabat’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara region.