Bahraini Delegation Headed By Tourism & Economy Minister Arrives In Israel

Zayed Rashid Alzayani, chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, stands Tuesday, May 31, 2011, outside his office that overlooks the racetrack in Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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Bahrain’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism Zayed al-Zayani arrived in Israel early Tuesday afternoon accompanied by a 40-member delegation of senior tourism officials and businesspeople.

It is the second visit of a Bahraini minister and delegation to arrive in Israel in two weeks, following in the footsteps of the visit of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, the first Bahraini minister to visit Israel.

The delegation includes the Director of the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, the CEO and CCO of Gulf Air, and the Chairman of the Association of Bahrain Travel & Tour Agent.

The Bahraini Minister was greeted at the airport by Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen.

Al-Zayani and the delegation then headed to Jerusalem where they held meetings with senior officials and entrepreneurs in the Israeli tourism industry.

On Wednesday, Al-Zayani is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and‏ Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. Also on Wednesday, Israel and Bahrain are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on joint tourism between the two countries.

On Thursday, the delegation will tour the Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan and attend a business conference before their return flight to Bahrain.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Why are these 40 foreigners allowed to enter Israel? Why are these 40 foreigners not subject to quarantine?
    Does Corona really discriminate between these 40 people and we regular people whom have been banished by Israeli government from visiting our dear parents & children in Israel?
    Do all these 40 foreigners have antibodies? Have they even been tested?