“I just landed in Manama to start my mission as Israel’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain,” Naeh tweeted.
The Bahraini ambassador to Israel, Khaled Al-Jalahma, arrived at the end of last August to Tel Aviv to take up his position, as the first Bahraini ambassador to Israel.
Bahrain and Israel agreed to establish diplomatic relations through the 2020 Abraham Accords, which were brokered by the United States.
Last October, Bahrain, and Israel signed an agreement granting mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.
In addition, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid signed a series of agreements in September with Bahrain for future cooperative projects in the field of health care and sports.
Bahrain announced at the end of March the appointment of Al-Jalahma as ambassador to Tel Aviv.
On May 29, Al Jalahma took the oath before Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Al-Jalahma will become the fourth Arab ambassador in Tel Aviv, after the ambassadors of Egypt, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Al-Jalahma previously worked as Director of Operations at the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2017 and also held the position of Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States (2009-2013 ).
In mid-January, Israel appointed Itai Tajner as Chargé d’Affairs for the Israeli Embassy in Manama.
It is worth noting that in September 2020, Israel and Bahrain signed an agreement to normalize relations between the two countries