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Bahrain King reiterates necessity for peace based on two state solution after Israel normalization agreement

FILE PHOTO: Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attends the 14th Islamic summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 1, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali

CAIRO (Reuters) - The king of Bahrain reiterated the necessity of reaching a fair and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two state solution, in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA said on Friday.

Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel on Friday.

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek and Maha El Dahan; Editing by Chris Reese