Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said.
Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.
“This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” the joint statement said.
Earlier, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had agreed to normalize its relationship with Israel.