Israel, Bahrain Tourism Ministers Speak, Discuss Joint Ventures With UAE

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -
Minister Asaf Zamir. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

The tourism ministers of Israel and Bahrain held a first publicly acknowledged phone call on Thursday and discussed possible ventures including three-way travel packages involving the United Arab Emirates, an Israeli statement said.

The conversation between Israel‘s Asaf Zamir and Bahrain’s Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani followed a White House ceremony on Tuesday at which their countries pledged to establish relations. The UAE and Israel also formalized ties at the same event.