MADRID, 4 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, left for Bahrain this Sunday to celebrate the first visit by a Hebrew leader to this Persian Gulf monarchy with which he normalized diplomatic relations two years ago under the mediation of the United States.
Before leaving, Herzog told the Israeli media that this trip symbolizes "a message of peace in the region" and is "another historic step in the relationship between Israel and the Arab states that signed the Abraham Accords, with the hope that more and more countries can join the circle of peace with the State of Israel", according to statements collected by the 'Times of Israel'.
The president will be accompanied by a large delegation of economic and industrial executives, including Ron Tomer, president of the Israel Manufacturers Association, Nili Shalev, head of the Israel Export Institute, Amiram Appelbaum, president of the Israel Innovation Authority , and Amir Shani, Vice President of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce.
After landing in Manama, Herzog will meet with Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Abdul Latif Rashid al Zayani, before heading to Al Qudaibiya Palace, where he will have lunch with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
On Monday, the president will travel to the United Arab Emirates, also a signatory to the Abraham Accords in August 2020, to meet with his Emirati counterpart, Mohamed bin Zayed, and will attend the Abu Dhabi space exploration forum, which will also be attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.