Israel to Participate in Conference in Bahrain on Maritime Security in Gulf

2019-07-19 - 5:51 م

Bahrain Mirror: The United States announced that Israel will participate in a conference hosted by Bahrain in February that will discuss the requirements of securing maritime navigation in the Gulf region.

"This initiative comes within the framework of the role played by the Kingdom of Bahrain to contribute to the establishment of security and stability in the region, raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the region in light of Iran's practices which pose a great threat to maritime and air navigation," the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The US special envoy to Iran Brian Hook said that the countries that participated in Warsaw meeting, which discussed ways to confront Iran, 6 months earlier will take part in Bahrain's second conference, including Israel, indicating that invitations haven't been sent to these countries yet.

He expected that 65 countries would attend the event, noting that Bahrain's conference will be an extension of the Warsaw conference.

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