Israel officially opens embassy in Manama

AA/ Manama

Israel officially opened on Thursday its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, in the presence of Tel Aviv’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.

Arrived in Bahrain earlier Thursday, the Israeli foreign minister said in a tweet that he had officially inaugurated the Israeli embassy in Manama, in the presence of his foreign minister, Abdellatif Al Zayani and that this event reflected political cooperation between the two countries.

And to continue: “We also agreed to open the Bahraini embassy in Israel by the end of the year.”

On Wednesday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Lapid would visit Manama at the invitation of his Bahraini counterpart, as part of the first official visit of an Israeli minister to the country.

On September 14, Bahrain’s Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Khaled Al-Jalahma, handed over his credentials to Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Israel and Bahrain signed an agreement last year to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries.

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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