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Morocco king invites Israel’s Netanyahu for visit following Western Sahara recognition

Only two days after Israel recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, King Mohammed VI invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a visit.
Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita poses for a photo.

The Moroccan King Mohammed VI has invited Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the country, just days after Israel recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

The Israeli prime minister office confirmed the invitation in a statement on Wednesday evening.

"The invitation was extended in a warm personal letter in which the king thanked the State of Israel for its willingness to recognize the Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.”

It added: “King Mohammed VI wrote to the prime minister that 'the visit will open new possibilities to strengthen relations between our two countries.'” 

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