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Bahrain’s envoy joins Foreign Ministry’s record-breaking interview marathon

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14.09.2021

Bahrain’s first-ever ambassador to Israel Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahma joined the Foreign Ministry’s interview marathon on Tuesday night, hours after he presented his credentials to President Isaac Herzog in Jerusalem.

When Jalahma joined, ministry spokesman Lior Haiat was more than 12 hours into his attempt to make it through more than 100 consecutive interviews to mark the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the marathon would constitute a world record for consecutive interviews.

Jalahma pledged that Bahrain would be a “sincere and strong partner — an active partner — in peace.”

He said that, in a decade, he hopes to see “opportunities taken for more government cooperation, in different fields, whether it be technology, education, agriculture. But also I’d like to see and hope to see an increase in transactions between businesses.”

“I’d like to see warm relations between our people,” Jalahma stressed.

On September 15, 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the first Gulf nations to establish formal relations with the Jewish state. Later, Sudan and Morocco also........

© The Times of Israel


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