Bahrain has become the first Gulf Co-operation Council country to officially mark Israeli Independence Day, 74 years after it happened.
That also makes it the Abraham Accords country to mark Yom Ha’atzmaut and the first in the Persian Gulf.
The Israeli Embassy in Manama on Thursday evening hosted a reception for the anniverary, attended by hundreds of Bahrainis, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The event was attended by more than 300 people representing all branches of Bahrain’s government including the military, as well as the private sector.
Guests included Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, US Fifth Fleet Commander Brad Cooper and US Ambassador to Bahrain Steven C. Bondy.
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