What did the Bahraini ambassador to “Israel” say in his message?
He expressed his desire to translate the aspirations and visions of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in building bridges of peace, development and coexistence between the two countries.
Who is the Bahraini ambassador to “Tel Aviv”?
Diplomat Khaled Al-Jalahma.
The Bahraini ambassador to “Tel Aviv” Khaled Al-Jalahma sent a letter of thanks to the Israeli government and people for describing the “warm reception” he received.
Al-Jalahma said in a video clip published by the “Israel in Arabic” page of the Israeli Foreign Ministry on Twitter, yesterday evening, Friday: “On my own behalf, and on behalf of the team of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Israel, I would like to thank the government and the Israeli people for their warm welcome.”
The Bahraini ambassador expressed his aspirations to work to strengthen the relationship between his country and “Israel”, and “translate the aspirations and visions of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in building bridges of peace, development and coexistence.”
And last Thursday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid received the credentials of the first Bahraini ambassador to “Tel Aviv”, Khaled Al-Jalahma.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “Lapid congratulated Al-Jalahma, during a meeting held between them, and they also discussed strengthening ties between the two countries and their peoples.”
Lapid expressed his conviction that the opening of the Bahraini embassy in “Tel Aviv” represents “a new step towards establishing real peace in the Middle East,” expressing his conviction that “other countries that change the image of the Middle East will enter the circle of peace in the future.”
For his part, the Hebrew “Wala” website confirmed that there are expectations that Lapid will visit Manama, this September, to attend the opening ceremony of the “Israel” embassy in the Bahraini capital.
On September 15, 2020, the UAE and Bahrain signed a full normalization agreement with “Israel” in Washington under US auspices, amid widespread popular rejection of the move.