Bahrain delegation arrives in Israel on Gulf Air flight

On Wednesday Bahrain sent its first official government delegation to Israel as the two countries look to broaden cooperation that Washington has promoted as an anti-Iran alliance and potential economic bonanza.

Bahrain’s foreign minister, Abdullatif Al-Zayani headed the delegation aboard Gulf Air flight GF972 — a reference to Israel’s telephone country code — on the airline’s first commercial flight to Tel Aviv.
Al-Zayani was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry director-general Alon Ushpiz told Israeli Army Radio that the officials would continue work on memoranda of understanding signed in October in Manama covering air travel, visa accommodations, and the opening of embassies.