Khaled Yousif al-Jalahmah, Bahrain’s first ambassador to Israel, has arrived in Israel to take up his post.
A statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency touts his arrival as “an important step in developing relations between the two countries and their people.”
Before touching down in Israel, al-Jalahmah put out a tweet in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
“The opportunity to fulfill His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s vision of peaceful coexistence with all nations is a privilege that I will hold in high regard,” he says.
Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish diplomatic relations as part of the Abraham Accords, a US-led initiative that has also seen the Jewish state normalize ties with the United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Morocco.
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