Saturday, December 5, 2020

Israel celebrates first go to of Bahrain overseas minister

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Nov 18, 2020 Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi mentioned at this time he hopes that mutual Israeli and Bahraini embassies might be inaugurated by the tip of the yr. Ashkenazi additionally introduced that as of Dec. 1, Bahraini residents will have the ability to apply on-line for a visa to go to Israel, noting that direct flights between the 2 nations will start quickly.

Gulf Air flight GF972 from Manama to Tel Aviv landed on the Ben Gurion airport at 10:30 a.m. native time. It was the primary industrial continuous flight between the 2 nations and the primary ministerial go to from Bahrain to Israel. Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani lead a big official delegation together with a deputy overseas minister, the pinnacle of Bahrain’s civil aviation and a few journalists. He was additionally accompanied by a senior US delegation headed by the outgoing administration’s Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz. Honoring each senior company upon touchdown, Israeli, Bahrain and American flags have been posted on the tarmac, alongside a crimson carpet.

Ashkenazi tweeted within the early morning in each English and Arabic, “This is a good morning indeed. Will be shortly on my way to the airport to welcome my friends and partners.” Welcoming Zayani on the airport, the Israeli minister advised him that the entire nation was excited for the “historic go to.” He then tweeted, “I’m wanting ahead to our discussions at this time and to the brand new period of peace, safety and stability within the area that this go to marks.”

At a joint press convention with Zayani, Ashkenazi warmly greeted his counterpart on his first go to to Israel, welcoming him with “Salaam alaikum, my friend.”
“The whole region has undergone huge positive changes in the last few months and your visit here today is a symbol of the peace that all of Israel has dreamed of. We have been speaking for a couple of months now and have become close friends. It is an exciting moment to meet a friend for the first time face to face. But we are more than friends. We are also partners that share a vision, a goal and a commitment,” mentioned Ashkenazi. The Israeli minister welcomed the information yesterday that the Palestinians have been resuming safety cooperation with Israel, stating, “Our door is open to renew negotiations and I urge the Palestinians to step through this door with no preconditions.”

The Bahraini minister mentioned on the press convention that he and Ashkenazi mentioned a spread of bilateral points on which the 2 nations can work collectively in addition to the significance of regional stability and combatting terrorism. Zayani mentioned they’re exploring methods to consolidate the advantages of the Abraham Accords on the regional and worldwide ranges, including, “In this context, I extended an invitation for the foreign minister to join us next month for the Manama Dialogue meeting.”

On Oct. 18, the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s director Alon Ushpiz headed an official delegation to Manama, the place it signed eight bilateral agreements. The first was a joint communique on the institution of diplomatic, peaceable and pleasant relations. The different seven agreements handled bilateral cooperation in civil aviation, communications, cooperation between monetary establishments, agriculture, expertise, cooperation between the overseas ministries and visa-exempt standing for diplomats. The Israeli delegation formally requested to be allowed to open an embassy within the nation and preparations are actually formally within the works to take action.

Alon Ushpiz advised Army Radio this morning, “We will advance today on the implementation of the 8 agreements we had signed. We will deal with the agreements on aviation, procedures for visas and the establishment of embassies.”

This night, Zayani is about to carry a trilateral assembly in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who’s arriving in Israel at this time for a three-day go to.

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