Israeli foreign minister lands in Morocco to strengthen ties

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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister has arrived in Morocco on a mission to strengthen ties with the North African country less than a year after they signed a deal to normalize relations. Yair Lapid landed in Morocco on Wednesday for a two-day trip to inaugurate the Israeli mission in the capital of Rabat. It’s the first visit by an Israeli minister since 2003, and the first since the signing of the “Abraham Accords,” the U.S.-brokered agreements between Israel and four Arab states. Lapid is meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita. As part of the normalization deal, the United States agreed to recognize Morocco’s controversial claim over the Western Sahara.

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