Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, praised King Mohammed VI’s decision to resume ties with Israel.
In a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kushner said today, Monday, before heading with an Israeli delegation to Morocco on Tuesday: “We are happy to go to Morocco tomorrow to strengthen the peace agreements with the Kingdom of Morocco.”
President Trump’s son-in-law added, “I thank King Muhammad VI, who gives North Africa and the Middle East a new opportunity.” He also expressed his hope that the region’s countries would abandon “old preconceived ideas such as anti-Semitism.”
Kushner considered that the war against Israel and its hostility had produced “destructive behavior that had a great impact on the world for many years,” affirming that people believe in peace and economic prosperity.
And the spokesman added, “We have set common goals to create a win-win situation for all while searching for tremendous opportunities for Israel, the Middle East, and the world in general.”
For his part, the Israeli Prime Minister praised Morocco’s decision and said in the same regard: “The Israelis are indeed heading to Morocco before resuming relations, but through direct aircraft, the matter will be different.”
And Netanyahu continued, in the joint press conference, that “this peace between Jews and Arabs outside Israel creates a better positive atmosphere between Arabs and Jews inside Israel,” and stressed that this transformation in the region “confirms that peace and prosperity can be obtained.”
Netanyahu added, in a previous statement today, Monday, that “other Arab countries will continue to resume their relations with Israel to achieve peace,” revealing that “the head of the Israeli National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabat, accompanied by Kushner, will meet tomorrow with the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI.”
Hassan Kaaba, the spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, revealed the Israeli delegation list that will arrive tomorrow in Morocco, accompanied by an American delegation, to sign bilateral agreements with the Moroccan government.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Meir Ben Shabat, the Israeli National Security Adviser, will head the Israeli delegation, in addition to a representative from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, head of the Middle East Department of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a high-level director responsible for relations with Morocco. And other officials.
Today, Israeli officials said that “Israel desires to reach the development of relations in all fields and reach the establishment of embassies and full diplomatic relations with Morocco.”