Head of Morocco's Liaison Office in Israel, Abed al-Rahim Byoud, arrived in Israel on Tuesday afternoon, marking the official resumption of diplomatic relations between Tel Aviv and Rabat, Israel's Foreign Ministry reported.
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi met the Moroccan representative upon his arrival and wished him luck in his important mission of developing the collaboration between the countries.
Abderrahim Beyyoud, head of Morocco’s liaison office in Israel, told Ashkenazi that he was extremely happy when he was told of his appointment by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. He pledged to advance the ties between the two countries.
Bayoud will recently work in the re-equipped Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv, which is expected to open within days, according to the i24 News channel
The Moroccan diplomat held the position of Director of the North America and Caribbean Division at the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bayoud previously held several positions in Moroccan diplomacy, including his work as an advisor at the Moroccan embassy in Washington, as he was in charge of relations with Congress and consular affairs during the 1990s, as a consul in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and consul-general in both New York and London.
Last December, Israel and Morocco announced their decision to reopen diplomatic representation offices in Tel Aviv and Rabat after it had been closed in late 2000.Source : Safa