Eyal David, the former deputy Israeli ambassador in Nairobi, Kenya, has joined his new post of deputy chief of the Israeli mission in Rabat.
David announced his arrival in Rabat in a post on Twitter on Monday, saying he was “excited” to start his work as the deputy chief of mission in Morocco.
“I started my day with the sunrise of Tel-Aviv and I ends [sic] it with the sunset of Rabat. Excited to start today my new diplomatic mission as the Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel in the Kingdom of Morocco,” the diplomat said.
Eyal David holds a master's degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.
The diplomat also obtained a BA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2012.
He joined the Israeli foreign ministry after his studies and was shortly appointed emissary to the Jewish community of Lyon in France. Outside of his diplomatic posts, David also previously worked in the External Relations Division of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The diplomat will join Israel’s Charge d’Affaires in Morocco, David Govrin.
Govrin arrived in Morocco on January 26 for the reopening of the Israeli diplomatic liaison office in Rabat, cementing the December 2020, US-brokered agreement between Morocco and Israel to re-establish official diplomatic ties. He is the first senior Israeli diplomat to serve in Morocco since the early 2000s.
On Monday this week, Morocco’s ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, participated in an event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords.
The event took place in New York in the presence of delegates from several of the signatory countries.
Since their 2020 agreement to “normalize” their diplomatic ties, Israel and Morocco have repeatedly vowed to strengthen cooperation in a broad range of fields, including hightech, culture, trade, and defense
Morocco also expected to open an embassy in Israel in the near future.