Israel establishes formal diplomatic relations with Bhutan

Israel establishes formal diplomatic relations with Bhutan
Iconic Tigers Nest Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. Pixabay

[Ed. – Very interesting, as always.  Israel does a lot of business with China, and has tightened relations with India significantly under the Modi government.  What’s interesting is not so much that Israel is getting this recognition as that Bhutan was interested and felt the latitude to do it.]

Israel established diplomatic relations with the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on Saturday, the Israeli foreign ministry said, in the latest of a string of normalisation deals agreed by the Jewish state. …

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed the agreement, saying in a statement that Israel was “in contact with other countries that want to establish relations with” the Jewish state.

The deal with Bhutan comes days after Morocco agreed to normalise relations with Israel, the fourth Arab state to do so since August.

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