WASHINGTON (May. 16)
The State Department said today that the United States “welcomes” the hospitality of the Moroccan government toward the international conference of Jews from Morocco that included a 35-member delegation from Israel.
“The Congress of the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco is a bi-annual private event organized by the leaders fo Morocco’s Jewish community, who this year invited participants. From Jewish communities outside of Morocco, ” State Department spokesman John Hughes said.
“The Moroccan government, which has traditionally maintained a good relationship with its minority communities, has apparently played a welcoming role to this internationalized meeting in aid of fostering dialogue on a range of questions of interest to the countries of the region,” Hughes concluded.