Bahrain and Israel sign historic communique establishing relations

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The Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel have signed a statement on the Establishment of Diplomatic, Peaceful and Friendly Relations in Manama.

A delegation from the US was also present at the signing. 

The diplomatic breakthrough has been facilitated by the Abraham Accords.

Agreements on economic and trade relations, telecommunications, commerce, air services, movement of people, banking and financial services, and cooperation between Ministries of Foreign Affairs, as well as other areas of mutual benefit, were also signed by the two nations.

In addition, working groups met to discuss a wide range of additional areas for potential cooperation, including aviation, healthcare, technology, tourism, and agriculture, and to plan their bilateral relationship.

Bahrain and Israel agreed to open an era of cooperation between the two nations on September 11.

This step was followed by the signing of the Peace Declaration between both countries in Washington on September 15, to endorse the principles of the Abraham Accords and to open a new chapter of peace.

Bahrain and Israel will join with the US to advance a Strategic Agenda for peace and prosperity in the Middle East.

The three nations are aligned in their views on the challenges, threats and opportunities present in the region. Through closer security cooperation, public diplomacy and engagement on the economy, technology, and other shared interests, the region’s potential can be unlocked. 

The parties will continue their efforts to achieve a just, comprehensive, and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Both nations expressed their deep appreciation to the US in securing a more stable, secure, and prosperous Middle East.

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