Morocco and Israel, beyond mere diplomatic normalisation
Morocco and Israel have accelerated economic and security cooperation in recent months. This strategic partnership could change the balance of power in the region.
Since the restoration of relations in December 2020 in the three-way agreement with the USA, the two countries have been building a strategic partnership that has gone beyond a simple diplomatic normalisation. The two countries have signed agreements to develop political, economic, and military relations and accelerate the transfer of technology. This includes a memorandum of understanding on military cooperation that involves partnerships in intelligence, industry, military training, and possible sale of Israeli arms, which in the long run, could change the military balance in the region.
Despite numerous trips by Israeli officials to Morocco in recent months, visits to Morocco have been low profile. However, this dynamic is expected to change with the announcement of a September visit to Israel by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to take part in the second anniversary of the Abraham Accords.