Bennett meets with Bahraini FM, Emirati official ahead of UN speech

"We are stable, we believe in this relationship and we want to expand it as much as possible," he said.

 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar (photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar
(photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar on Sunday night, hours before he is set to speak before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meeting with Bahraini and Emirati officials in New York ahead of his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, September 27, 2021. (Credit: Omer Miron/GP

"I am so very happy to meet you," said Bennett. "I felt it's important that we meet after a year of the Abraham Accords, which, from our perspective, is very meaningful.

"First of all, I want to tell you that I met the king of Jordan and the president of Egypt, and they are, of course, delighted with the relationship between our countries, and I want to assure you of continuity," added the prime minister. "We are stable, we believe in this relationship and we want to expand it as much as possible."

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar (credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and United Arab Emirates Minister of State in the Foreign Ministry Khalifa Shaheen Almarar (credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)

This was Bennett's first meeting with senior ministers from Abraham Accords signatory countries.

The prime minister is set to address the UNGA at 4 p.m. Israel time (9 a.m. EST).