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Israel's Netanyahu planning to visit Bahrain 'soon'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement followed his phone call with Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Tuesday.
(L to R) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani give a press conference after their trilateral meeting in Jerusalem on November 18, 2020. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will pay a visit to Bahrain “soon,” in the latest sign of normalized diplomatic relations between the two Middle East countries.

In their second conversation since the signing of the US-brokered Abraham Accords in mid-September, Netanyahu and the Gulf state’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed the “strengthening of bilateral relations” on the phone Tuesday.

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