First Israeli enterprise delegation travels to Bahrain

Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler led a delegation to Bahrain on Tuesday, marking the initial Israeli company group to pay a visit to the kingdom considering that normalization was declared final month.The visit was overseen by Aryeh Lightstone, senior adviser to US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman and the Israel Export & Intercontinental Cooperation Institute. Other associates involved Harel Insurance coverage CEO Michel Siboni and Israel Brands Association president Ron Tomer. The group met on Wednesday with Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.This was the first Israeli company group to go to Bahrain. Past week, Bahraini Overseas Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani visited Jerusalem for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.“Relations with Bahrain are an incredible chance for Israeli companies with an emphasis on fintech,” Kotler explained. “This is a continuation of Lender Hapoalim’s initiatives to open new enterprise opportunities for our clients all over the region.”Adiv Baruch, chairman of the Israel Export & Global Cooperation Institute, who was also element of the delegation, mentioned that the Bahraini market produced options for Israel all over the Arab earth.“Building believe in through our meetings below on the initially company delegation is the beginning of a extended-phrase romance for all exporters,” he reported.