Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Bahrain

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will visit Bahrain soon

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will visit Bahrain soon

24/11/2020 12:56:00 PM

Israel i PM Netanyahu says he will visit Bahrain soon

Israel i Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would visit Bahrain 'soon' at the invitation of the Gulf state's Crown Prince Salman ...

AdvertisementAdvertisement"We are both excited to bring the fruits of peace to our people and countries in such a short time. That's why he (al-Khalifa) invited me to come soon for a formal visit in Bahrain and I will do this happily," Netanyahu said in a statement about a phone call he held with the crown prince.

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A first Bahraini delegation visited Israel last Wednesday.On Monday, an Israeli official and local media said Netanyahu hadsecretly travelled to Saudi Arabiaon Sunday for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in what would be the first publicly confirmed visit there by an Israeli leader.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud denied such talks took place. Netanyahu did not confirm or deny the reports.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince September, the Trump administration has brokered agreements with Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan toward normalising their relations with Israel. An Israeli delegation travelled to Sudan on Monday. headtopics.com

Although White House officials have said, further developments appear unlikely before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan 20 and establishes his administration's policy on Iran.READ: Pompeo encourages Saudi Arabia to normalise relations with Israel

Biden has said he would rejoin the nuclear accord that world powers signed with Iran if it first resumed strict compliance with the deal, and would work with allies to strengthen its terms. Read more: CNA »

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