Lapid to visit Bahrain on Thursday

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announces that he will visit Bahrain tomorrow, in the first such visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf country following a diplomatic agreement reached last year.

At the invitation of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Lapid will travel to Manama where the two will inaugurate the Israeli embassy and sign a series of bilateral agreements, the Israeli Foreign Ministry says in a statement.

Israel and Bahrain normalized relations last year as part of the Abraham Accords, which have led to the opening of embassies, the launch of direct flights and a raft of agreements to boost economic ties.

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