Jordan is sending its ambassador back to Israel, after withdrawing the envoy in November over restrictions imposed on Muslim worshipers accessing Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, Reuters reported Monday.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani cited Israel’s significant steps to ease tensions and lifting the restrictions as a reason for the normalization.

“We noticed in the last period a significant improvement in Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) with numbers of worshipers reaching unprecedented levels,” Momani said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the Jordanian decision, calling it “an important step that reflects Israeli-Jordanian joint interests, first and foremost stability, security and peace.