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Netanyahu says Bahraini crown prince invited him to Manama in ‘near future’

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday morning that he had spoken on the phone with Bahrain’s crown prince and prime minister, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who invited him to visit the Gulf nation, months after the countries normalized their ties.

The development followed the first-ever visit by a Bahraini foreign minister to the Jewish state last week.

The state Bahrain news agency said the phone call between the leaders was held Monday night. It said they discussed the promotion of relations between the two countries and “ways to establish collaboration across various sectors to further enhance peace and stability in the region.”

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In his own statement, Netanyahu said he had a “very friendly” conversation with the crown prince, adding that it was the second time........

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