Moroccan king congratulates Israel’s new prime minister

JERUSALEM - JUNE 14: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY â MANDATORY CREDIT - "GPO / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett signs a letter as he began his term as the new prime minister at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in West Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom / GPO / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Moroccan King Mohammed VI sent congratulations to Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, official radio “Aloula” reported on Wednesday.

King Mohammed VI expressed to Bennett his “warm congratulations on his election as prime minister of the State of Israel, and best wishes for success,” it added.

He also conveyed to Bennett the “determination of the Kingdom of Morocco to continue its active role, in favor of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, in order to guarantee that all peoples in the region live side by side in a peaceful, stable environment.”

Morocco and Israel agreed on Dec. 22, 2020 to establish full diplomatic relations.

The Israeli parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition government, sending Benjamin Netanyahu to the opposition after a record 12-year rule.

Bennett was sworn in as the new prime minister on Sunday night

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