Lapid inaugurates Israeli embassy in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday officially opened Israel’s embassy in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, a year after the two countries agreed to normalize diplomatic relations.

“May our people live in peace and prosperity forever,” Lapid said during the inauguration.

He added in Hebrew: “Israel made a major, historic step today in the Gulf.”

The ceremony was also attended by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif al Zayani.

“It is an unmistakable signal to all that we are determined,” he said. “We are not done.”

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