Manama (AFP) Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in the capital Manama on a visit to the small Gulf state after the normalization of relations with Bahrain in 2020. This is the first visit of any Israeli president to Bahrain. Herzog met King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa met with Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The two leaders discussed regional security and ways to encourage contacts between private sector representatives in the two countries, among other issues. King Hamad said Bahrain is “a fair country”. , supports the pursuit of a comprehensive and lasting peace that guarantees the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and that will lead to stability, development and prosperity for the Palestinian and Israeli peoples, as well as for all peoples in the region. On the other hand, Herzog said on Twitter that he welcomed King Hamad’s “vision of peace, friendship and tolerance”.