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Bahrain FM says crown prince accepts invitation to visit Israel

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett standing alongside Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa at his office in Manama, on February 15, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett standing alongside Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa at his office in Manama, on February 15, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani tells Israeli reporters that Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa is slated to visit Israel in the near future.

Speaking at the culmination of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to the Gulf nation, Al Zayani says: “Prime Minister Bennett invited his royal highness the crown prince and prime minister to visit the State of Israel — an invitation which was accepted, with the visit to take place in the near future.”

Al Zayani also says that Manama and Jerusalem have agreed to strengthen their economic ties as well as mutual tourism, and will cooperate in the region, including in countering Iran.

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