Bahrain calls for resuming Palestine-Israel negotiations based on two-state solution

From left to right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain's FM Abdullatif al-Zayani in Jerusalem, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP)

Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani called Wednesday for the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine based on a two-state solution.

Al-Zayani’s call came during the first official trip by a Bahraini government delegation to Israel, where he also announced that flights between the two countries would begin in December.

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“Let us achieve a peace that brings prosperity to the Middle East. We must work to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and we call for the resumption of peace negotiations based on the two-state solution. The vital cooperation between Bahrain and Israel will pave the way for a new dawn,” al-Zayani said.

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Israel and Bahrain will institute an “e-visa system” on Dec. 1, which aims to facilitate travel by their respective citizens between the two countries, Bahrain’s FM also said he anticipates 14 weekly flights between the Gulf kingdom and Tel Aviv.

Praising Washington’s role in brokering the peace deals between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, al-Zayani said: “We value the role of the United States in achieving peace agreements. We are optimistic about achieving what was agreed upon with Israel.”

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- with Reuters

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Last Update: Thursday, 19 November 2020 KSA 03:24 - GMT 00:24
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