Israel, Bahrain prime ministers meet at COP26 in Glasgow

PM Naftali Bennett met with the Bahraini prime minister in the first meeting between prime ministers from both countries since the Abraham Accords.

PM Naftali Bennett meets with Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's crown prince and prime minister. (photo credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)
PM Naftali Bennett meets with Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's crown prince and prime minister.
(photo credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)

The Israeli and Bahraini prime ministers met on Tuesday for the first time since normalization of ties, on the sidelines of the UN climate conference in Glasgow, an official Israeli statement said.

No further details were immediately available about the meeting between Israel's Naftali Bennett and Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's crown prince and prime minister.

 PM Naftali Bennett meets with Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's crown prince and prime minister. (credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO) PM Naftali Bennett meets with Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's crown prince and prime minister. (credit: CHAIM TZACH/GPO)

Bahrain and Gulf neighbor United Arab Emirates normalized relations with Israel last year in a US-brokered deal known as the Abraham Accords that built on common commercial interests and concerns about Iran.

In September, Bahrain hosted Israel's foreign minister in the highest-level visit since the countries formalized ties.