Jerusalem, September 3, 2003

FM Silvan Shalom meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

 FM Shalom meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco-Sept 3- 2003
©GPO/Moshe Milner 

 FM Shalom meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco-Sept 3- 2003

Following his meeting yesterday (2 Sept) with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom stated that Morocco has taken a strategic decision to reinstate relations between the two countries to their previous status, and to even improve upon them.

The King told Minister Shalom that Morocco is interested in being involved in the peace process in a significant and constructive manner, and expressed the hope that Minister Shalom’s visit to Morocco will encourage additional Arab states to establish an open dialogue with Israel.

It should be noted that this is Foreign Minister Shalom’s first visit to Morocco.

   
 FM Shalom meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco-Sept 3- 2003
 FM Shalom meets with King Mohammed VI of Morocco-Sept 3- 2003
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