MOROCCO, February 15 – Morocco’s ambassador to Mexico, Abdelfattah Lebbar, underlined, in an interview granted to a Mexican channel, the sustained development of bilateral relations in various fields.
Lebbar, who was the guest at the weekend of the “ADN40” news channel, underlined the excellent level of relations between Morocco and Mexico, recalling that the Kingdom is the first Arab partner and the second on the continent. African from this country. in terms of trade.
In this regard, the diplomat invited Mexico to review its position on the national cause to give an even stronger impetus to a relationship based on mutual trust that can open up new prospects for bilateral cooperation.
Lebbar, who was on the set of the Mexican channel with the Israeli ambassador to Mexico City, Zvi Tal, on the occasion of the commemoration of the first anniversary of the resumption of relations between Rabat and Tel Aviv, took the opportunity to give an overview of the history of Judaism in Morocco, and the coexistence between Jews and Muslims that has always characterized Moroccan society.
Relations between Morocco and Israel are based on a millennial history, in addition to the presence of a large Jewish community of Moroccan origin in Israel which has never cut ties with the land and the traditions of its ancestors, underlined the ambassador.
The preservation of privileged relations between Jews and Muslims in Morocco benefits from the high concern of HM King Mohammed VI, he noted, noting that the Kingdom is the only Arab country where the Jewish community has its own civil code and where Jewish history and culture are part of the school curriculum.
For his part, the Israeli ambassador to Mexico said that his country’s relations with Morocco are a benchmark in the Arab world, especially since they are based on the presence of a large community of origin Moroccan in Israel, who remain closely attached to the customs and the land of their ancestors.
The Israeli ambassador also praised the overall development of cooperative ties between the two countries over the past year.
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