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Blinken Welcomes Bennett's Visit to Bahrain

2022-02-16 - 3:12 p

Bahrain Mirror: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's historic visit to Bahrain.

"This week's visit by Prime Minister Bennett to Bahrain was another important step towards a better tomorrow for the Middle East. We welcome the momentous visit and look forward to building new partnerships together," tweeted Blinken.

Bennett and his entourage landed in Israel overnight Tuesday following the historic visit.

On Tuesday, Bennett met with Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa at his palace.

Bennett also spoke to Bahraini students during the visit and met with local Jewish community leaders.

Manama witnessed angry protests against Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's visit to Bahrain. Protestors held banners condemning Bennett's visit and demanding his departure. They also raised banners in support of Palestinian people and his legitimate demands. Activists said that security forces were heavily deployed in Manama, chased protestors to arrest them and stop the protest.

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