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Israeli prime minister to make first official visit to Bahrain

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is scheduled to meet with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, government ministers and representatives of the kingdom’s Jewish community.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will depart on Monday for his first official visit to Bahrain, according to a statement from his office.

Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa invited Bennett to visit when the two leaders first met, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November.

During the visit, the two leaders will discuss diplomatic and economic issues, with an emphasis on technology and innovation, as well as additional ways to strengthen bilateral ties, according to the statement.

Bennett is also scheduled to meet with the kingdom’s ministers of finance, industry and transportation, as well as with representatives of the local Jewish community.

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