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Egypt's Sisi hails Bahrain, Israel normalisation

Sisi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in Novo-Ogaryovo residence on 13 February, 2014 near Moscow, Russia [Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images]
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Moscow, Russia on 13 February 2014 [Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images]

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.

READ: Palestine factions call for PLO to leave Arab League

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