Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eli Cohen, commended, on July 17, his country’s decision to “recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the territories of Moroccan Sahara.”
In a tweet, Cohen praised “the Israeli Prime Minister’s announcement regarding his country’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the territories of the Sahara.”
The Israeli minister also added that this recognition will further strengthen relations between Morocco and Israel, support efforts to boost cooperation, and promote peace and stability in the region.
أرحب بإعلان رئيس الوزراء نتنياهو عن الاعتراف بسيادة المغرب على اراضي الصحراء الغربية.
ان هذه الخطوة ستعزز العلاقات بين الدولتين وبين الشعبين وستساهم في الجهود المبذولة لتوسيع التعاون وتعميق السلام والاستقرار في منطقتنا🇮🇱🇲🇦
— אלי כהן | Eli Cohen (@elicoh1) July 17, 2023
The Royal Office reported, on July 17, that His Majesty King Mohammed VI received a letter from the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, in which the Israeli Prime Minister informed His Majesty the King of Israel’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the territory of the Sahara.
Netanyahu underlined that Israel’s position is going to be “reflected in all relevant acts and documents of the Israeli Government,” emphasizing that this decision would be “communicated to the United Nations (UN), regional and international organizations of which Israel is a member, and all countries with diplomatic relations with Israel.”
In his letter to the Sovereign, the Israeli Prime Minister noted that Israel is positively considering “opening a Consulate in Dakhla” as part of implementing Israel’s recognition of the Moroccanity of the Sahara.