Nov 16, 2020 15:04 UTC
  • Bahraini ministers to pay first official visit to Occupied Palestine for tripartite meeting

Two Bahraini ministers are set to make the first official visit by ministers from the tiny island to the Occupied Palestine in order to attend a tripartite meeting with Israeli and US officials.

Israel’s Walla news site reported on Sunday that Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani and Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani will pay a visit to the Occupied Palestine later this week.

They are expected to attend a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in al-Quds on Wednesday.

Israel’s Foreign Minster Gabi Ashkenazi will also participate in the meeting.

According to Israeli sources, the parties are due to sign an aviation agreement for direct flights between Tel Aviv and Manama during the meeting.

They will also discuss opening embassies and exchanging ambassadors.

On September 11, US President Donald Trump announced that Bahrain was following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in normalizing ties with Israel.

Four days later, Netanyahu signed agreements with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani during an official ceremony hosted by Trump at the White House.

Palestinians, who seek an independent state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with East al-Quds as its capital, have condemned the deals as a betrayal of their cause against the Israeli occupation.