Moroccan top general El Farouk Belkhir is attending in Israel an event on military innovation held by the Israeli Defense Forces.
BelKhir will take part in the event, dubbed Operational Innovation, along with 8 other chiefs of staff and delegations representing Finland, India, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Holland, Canada, Germany, United States, the UK, Greece, Cyprus, NATO and others.
Moroccan and Israeli defense officials have stepped up cooperation after the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Last July, Israel’s army chief Aviv Kohavi visited Rabat and discussed with Moroccan Royal Armed Forces and the defense administration means to bolster ties.
Morocco is particularly interested in developing defense industries. In November 2021, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding that established a solid security cooperation framework, formalizing defense relations between them. The MoU allows for increased cooperation in the fields of intelligence, industrial collaboration, military training and more.