Bahrain-Israel-United States Joint Statement
2020-09-12 - 4:29 am
President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This is a historic step forward in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East. The opening of a direct dialogue and links between these two dynamic societies and these advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security and prosperity in the region.
The United States expresses its gratitude to the Kingdom of Bahrain for hosting the historic Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Manama on June 25, 2019, to advance the cause of peace, dignity and economic opportunity for the Palestinian people. The parties will continue their efforts in this regard to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so as to enable the Palestinian people to realize their full potential. Israel has claimed that, as stated in the Vision for Peace, all Muslims who come in peace can visit and pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque and other holy sites in Jerusalem will remain open to peaceful worshipers of all faiths.
King Hamad and Prime Minister Netanyahu express their deep gratitude to President Trump for his dedication to peace in the region, his focus on common challenges and the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to bring their nations together.
The parties congratulate the United Arab Emirates and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed for his leadership on August 13, 2020, announcing full diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Kingdom of Bahrain also accepted President Trump's invitation to join Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the historic signing ceremony on September 15, 2020, at the White House, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani signing a historic peace declaration.
During the call, HM King Hamad offered his deepest condolences to President Trump on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.