Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad met with AIPAC leaders and lawmakers at the pro-Israel organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Bin Hamad’s visit, along with key leaders from his country, was the first such meeting to AIPAC headquarters by an Arab head of state, according to a tweet by AIPAC.

Also attending the meeting were American lawmakers, including leaders from the bipartisan Abraham Accords Caucus. The lawmakers in attendance included Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.), Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), Jake LaTurner (R-Kan.), Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) and Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.).

Bin Hamad also met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken who wrote in a tweet that the two discussed joint peace and security initiatives, human rights and opportunities to advance both U.S.-Bahrain dialogue and its growing ties with Israel under the Abraham Accords.


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