Moroccan King, Israeli PM hold first phone call since normalization decision

RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 13: King Mohammed VI of Morocco attends the signing of bilateral agreements at the Agdal Royal Palace on February 13, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The Spanish Royals are on a two day visit to Morocco. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)

Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday held their first official phone call since the two countries decided to normalize relations earlier this month.

FILE PHOTO: King Mohammed VI of Morocco during a past event. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)

During the phone call, King Mohammed VI welcomed the reactivation of cooperation mechanisms between the two countries within the framework of peaceful and friendly diplomatic relations, said a statement by the Moroccan Royal Cabinet.

The King, meanwhile, reiterated the constant and unchanged position of Morocco on the Palestinian issue, according to the statement.

On Tuesday, Morocco and Israel signed a joint declaration with the United States in Morocco’s capital Rabat that the two countries agree to immediately establish full diplomatic relations.