Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbors after it normalized ties with the United Arab Emirates last month, Anadolu Agency reports.
The latest agreement was finalised during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to a joint US-Bahrain-Israel statement published on Twitter by US President Donald Trump.
The statement hailed the agreement as a “historic breakthrough” that it said would further peace in the region.
BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel!
"There had been two peace agreements with Israel in the last 72 years.
This is now the second peace agreement that we've announced in the last month." pic.twitter.com/TmJTNFiyK4
— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) September 11, 2020
“Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security and prosperity in the region,” it said.
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