Bahrain, Israel sign deals for extensive bilateral relations

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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After their initial breakthrough agreement to resume ties at the White House last month, Delegates from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel signed a historic joint communique to engage further in establishing diplomatic relationships with engagements in key sectors of the economy.  

Both countries agreed to engage in mutually beneficial economic and trade relations spanning across but not limited to telecom, commerce, air service, banking and financial services, migration of citizens along with cooperation between both Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

Both groups also engaged in identifying additional areas for possible cooperation in sectors such as agriculture, aviation, technology, healthcare and tourism.

Earlier, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel formally signed a Peace Declaration between both nations in Washington on 15 September 2020 to endorse the principles of the Abraham Accords and to open a new chapter of peace.

Through the move, Bahrain had become the second GCC country and fourth Arab nation after Egypt, Jordan, and UAE to resume ties with Israel.

All three stakeholders, namely Bahrain, Israel and the UAE will continue their efforts to achieve a just, comprehensive, and enduring resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel trust that this development will contribute to a future in which all peoples and all faiths can live together in the spirit of cooperation and enjoy peace and prosperity where states are focused on shared interests and building a better future.

The Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Israel express their deep appreciation to the United States of America in securing a more stable, secure, and prosperous the Middle East.