After commercial flights began between the two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, Dec. 25, invited King Mohammed VI of Morocco to visit the Jewish state while strengthening their new diplomatic relations promoted by President Trump. The longed-for light of peace in the Middle East seems to be starting to come.
After initiating direct flights connecting the two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially invited the King of Morocco in an act that shows the real interest in normalizing relations, following the peace treaty signed with President Trump as the negotiator between the two nations.
A spokesman for Netanyahu announced that the highest authorities of both countries maintained an extensive “warm and harmonious” communication, during which Netanyahu’s invitation to the King of Morocco was made official.
“The leaders congratulated each other over the renewal of ties between the countries, the signing of the joint statement with the U.S., and the agreements between the two countries,” according to the statement from Netanyahu’s office.
During the conversation, they also discussed the processes and methods they will use to implement the agreements.
The conversation comes after the Trump administration intervened in the negotiation of a peace agreement between the two countries to contribute to peace in the Middle East. This is a historic and successful policy that the U.S. president has been promoting since he began his term in office.
On Tuesdsy, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner flew on the first direct commercial flight from Israel to Morocco, symbolically marking the presence of the U.S. government as the protagonist of this new peace relationship.
On Dec. 10, the president announced the big news; Morocco joined the Arab countries of the Middle East that are resuming diplomatic relations with Israel after the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan.
“Another HISTORICAL breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations, a great step forward for peace in the Middle East!
Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to full diplomatic relations – a massive breakthrough for peace in the Middle East!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2020
The peace treaties achieved by the Trump administration are part of the president’s plan to achieve peace in the Middle East between Muslim-majority countries and Israel, which have been in armed conflict for decades primarily due to ideological issues.
Kushner, said, “This comes after four years of very, very hard work and diplomacy. Peace is coming throughout the Middle East.”
Kushner called the achievement “part of the president’s efforts to bring peace and prosperity to the world,” and stated that other countries in the region “want to maintain this progress.”