Bahrain and Israel agree to operate flights; open embassies

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Bahrain and Israel have agreed to start operating flights commercial flights and initiate procedures to open embassies, based on the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the two countries for cooperation in the field of air services.

The steps were announced during the trilateral session of talks which was held in Tel Aviv, in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

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The talks focused on discussing areas of joint cooperation  and the Bahraini-Israeli memoranda of understanding signed in Manama recently in light of the declaration supporting peace and Abraham Accords.

Regarding the memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of air services signed recently, he stated that, starting from the beginning of 2021, 14 weekly flights will operate between Bahrain and Tel Aviv, as well as other airports including Eilat and Haifa airports, as well as 5 weekly cargo flights.

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The Foreign Minister stressed the importance of these steps in developing cooperation between the two countries in the fields of tourism and trade.

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