Normal diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel were established under the mediation of former US President Donald Trump. Exactly six months later, the Gulf state of Bahrain has appointed an ambassador to Israel for the first time. News Middle East Monitor.
According to reports, Bahrain appointed Khalid Youssef Al-Jalahma, a foreign ministry official, as ambassador to Israel in a royal decree on Tuesday. Prior to that, he served as Director of Operations at the State Department and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United States.
Earlier on Sunday, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani offered to name al-Jalahma as ambassador during talks with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabby Ashkenazi, according to the Israeli daily Times of Israel.
Earlier in February, the United Arab Emirates announced the appointment of its first ambassador to Israel. Appointed UAE Ambassador Mohammed Al Khawaja took charge of the UAE Embassy in Tel Aviv on 1 March.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that a 25-year strategic agreement with China has been signed in accordance with the country’s constitution, so there is no need to raise it in parliament to pass it.
He added that neither side had made any promises to the other in the agreement.
Zarif recently published a summary of the agreement signed with China online, but a copy of the agreement will be sent to parliamentarians to inform parliament.
The Iranian foreign minister wrote that the agreement was first drafted 18 months ago and then finalized through several rounds of talks between the two countries. He said that if this is implemented, Iran’s interests will be protected in the current international context and the people of this country will benefit.
On March 26, Iran and China signed a 25-year strategic partnership agreement in Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed the agreement in Tehran. As a result of this agreement, bilateral cooperation has developed into a strategic partnership. The bilateral agreement contains a comprehensive roadmap for political and economic relations.
In addition, the agreement calls for Iran’s participation in China’s Belt and Road project, and the two countries agree to build broader cooperation between the private sector. During a visit to Iran in January 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed signing a strategic partnership agreement.