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Diplomatic mission in Bahrain should open within a month, says Lapid

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) touches down in Rabat, Morocco, on August 11, 2021. (Foreign Ministry)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) touches down in Rabat, Morocco, on August 11, 2021. (Foreign Ministry)

Israel’s new diplomatic mission in Bahrain should open within the next month, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid tells Moroccan journalists.

Lapid says he has been in touch with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani about inaugurating Israel’s diplomatic mission there.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmad al Khalifa, Bahrain’s undersecretary for international relations, arrived in Israel on Sunday for a four-day trip during which he met the president, prime minister and foreign minister.

Khalifa said on Sunday that “hopefully soon we will have Bahrain’s ambassador assuming his post in Israel.”

Khaled Yousef al-Jalahmah was officially appointed Bahrain’s envoy to Israel in June.

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