Israel’s FM Yair Lapid makes historic visit to Bahrain, meets crown prince Salman Khalifa

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Bahrain BahrainOn Thursday, Israel’s foreign minister Yair Lapid reached Bahrain, marking a historical and official highest-level Israeli visit to the Gulf state. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s foreign minister, received Israeli FM Yair Lapid at the air terminal in Manama. 

In their diplomatic talks, Zayani and Lapid spoke about cooperation between the two nations and how they could utilize their peace agreement into dynamic security, economic, civil and policy partnership.

Likewise, for the first time, the Israeli officials met with Bahrain’s Prime Minister and Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Lapid thanked His Highness for the honour of being there and for making another stride together towards developing their relations on a paradigm of cooperation and peace between religions and cultures. 

Lapid arrived on a special flight, an Israir plane with “Peace” etched on it. He could see Israel and Bahrain’s flags waving from the cockpit windows while he took off – a happy gesture from Israel.

Both Zayani and Lipid are scheduled to jointly inaugurate the consulate in the Bahraini capital and mark a series of bilateral deals. At the Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel, Idan Roll, deputy FM, launched the direct flight between Bahrain and Israel.

Roll said, “We’ll keep on creating history,” With a whole heart and positive spirit, I go to each nation in the region and urge them to join us in the peace accord. Walking on the progressive and new path, we will permit residents of both nations to cooperate and help boost economic and cultural cooperation, Roll added. 

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalized their relationships with Israel, known as Abraham Accords, based on shared trade interests and stresses over Iran.

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