Livni meets Moroccan counterpart

Israel and Morocco held bilateral talks.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met her Moroccan counterpart, Mohamed Benaissa, in Paris on Wednesday, the first high-level contacts between the countries in four years.

Morocco established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1993 but, along with other moderate Arab states, scaled back the ties in response to the eruption of Palestinian violence in 2000.

After the meeting, Livni told reporters that Jerusalem and Rabat had “common interests” in seeing progress in Israeli-Arab peacemaking.

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