Bahrain to Resume Diplomatic Relations with Lebanon

  • Publish date: Sunday، 21 May 2023 Last update: Tuesday، 23 May 2023
Bahrain to Resume Diplomatic Relations with Lebanon
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After an 18-month hiatus, Bahrain announced on Saturday that it would resume full diplomatic ties with Lebanon.

"The Kingdom of Bahrain has decided to restore diplomatic representation" at ambassador level in Lebanon, the Bahraini foreign ministry said, adding that this would "strengthen the fraternal relations between the two countries".

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the country "appreciated this decision and welcomes it".

In light of an unexpected reconciliation between Riyadh and Tehran, mediated by Beijing, the Bahraini decision comes the day after the Arab League conference in Saudi Arabia.

Near the end of 2021, Bahrain and other Gulf nations followed Saudi Arabia in recalling their diplomats when George Kordahi, the former information minister of Lebanon, made remarks about Saudi Arabia over the conflict in Yemen.