Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 24 with his Moroccan counterpart Abdellatif Loudiyi in Rabat, formalizing security relations between the two countries. The document should enable both countries' defense establishments to communicate more easily with one another and share intelligence. In the past, security dialogue was only possible through their respective intelligence agencies.
It is the first such agreement Israel has ever signed with an Arab state. It will specifically facilitate intelligence cooperation, links between security industries, the sale of Israeli weapons to Morocco and joint military drills.