A joint memorandum of understanding signed for the initiation of comprehensive diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain officially started with the signed agreement. In a written statement from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It stated that historical moments experienced in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, and a joint agreement signed to initiate comprehensive diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call with Foreign Minister Abdullatif ez-Zeyyani of Bahrain. “We are accelerating the peace process by taking big steps.”
Head of the Israeli delegation to Bahrain, National Security Institution Chairman Meir Shabbat, in his speech at the signing ceremony. “From today we are one family.”