Morocco, Israel strengthen military links as army chief visits kingdom

Israel and Morocco strengthened military ties during meetings Tuesday between the Jewish state’s army chief and Moroccan defence officials in the kingdom, amid tension with Rabat’s rival Algeria.

Israeli army chief Aviv Kohavi, who arrived Monday, met with the Inspector General of the Royal Armed Forces Belkhir El Farouk, an Israeli army statement said.

He also met with Morocco’s minister delegate in charge of defence administration, Abdellatif Loudiyi, and intelligence chief Brahim Hassani, it added.