LONDON: The foreign ministers of Bahrain and Israel held a phone call on Saturday, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and Gabi Ashkenazi’s phone call came a day after their countries agreed to normalize relations.
The foreign ministers congratulated each other on the historic agreement and stressed the need to move relations forward in a way that promotes peace and stability in the region.
Yesterday’s announcement makes Bahrain the fourth Arab country to make peace with Israel.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, Al Zayani said that “The agreement with Israel is a historic and courageous decision” and that the peace agreement with Israel “focussed on peaceful coexistence.”
He added that Manama’s stand regarding a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains the same.