The US-Israeli delegation will be the first-ever direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Manama
An Israeli-American delegation headed by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will make an official visit to Bahrain and then the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, according to a statement released by the Treasury Department.
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Mnuchin and the US delegation will join Israeli officials to take the first-ever direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Manama.
The visit comes a month after the signing of the "historic" Abraham Accords signed at the White House between Israel and its two Arab Gulf neighbors, officially normalizing diplomatic relations between the three countries.
The goal of the visit, the Treasury Department said, is to develop economic cooperation and diplomatic relations between the new allies.
A plane carrying the delegation will depart from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and arrive in Manama, where the US and Israeli delegations will participate in meetings with senior Bahraini officials. Read more at i24