First direct flight between Israel, Morocco expected to be operated after Ramadan

A direct flight line is expected to be operated between Morocco and Israel after the holy month of Ramadan, the head of Morocco’s liaison office in Tel Aviv stated to an Israeli news website.

According to The Jerusalem Post, the Moroccan diplomatic official in Israel, Abdel Rahim Biod, had yesterday a meeting with Israel's Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis where the two discussed the implications of the new peace agreement and cooperation between the countries.

The same source added that Rahim-Biod shared his expectations for the peace agreement as well, starting with his intent to "strengthen tourism relations between the countries by operating a direct flight line," after Ramadan.

As quoted by the mentioned source, Biod said in the meeting that "This historic peace agreement between the two countries has greatly pleased the Moroccan people who love Israel. Jewish tradition is an integral part of Moroccan culture."

For his part, Akunis as quoted by The Jerusalem Post said that "The agreement between the two countries has enormous potential in the fields of trade, economy, tourism, technology, and innovation. The agreement fundamentally changes the political situation in our region, creating an entirely new atmosphere in the Middle East."

according to Israeli official statistics, there are almost one million people in Israel who have Moroccan origins, which could be an important factor in raising the air traffic between Morocco and Israel after launching the direct flight line.

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