Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday said he considered the normalisation agreement between Israel and Bahrain a step toward peace in the region, Anadolu Agency reports.
“I value this important step towards establishing stability and peace in the Middle East, and in a way that achieves a just and permanent settlement for the Palestinian cause,” al-Sisi tweeted thanking the parties involved in implementing this “historic step”.
Israel and Bahrain agreed to establish full diplomatic relations on Friday in a second breakthrough between Israel and its Arab neighbours after it normalised ties with the United Arab Emirates last month.
The latest agreement was finalized during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to a joint US-Bahrain-Israel statement published on Twitter by US President Donald Trump.
The agreement was condemned by Palestinian factions.