Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made history Thursday when he became the first Israeli top diplomat to make an official visit to Bahrain.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani welcomed his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid upon his arrival at the Bahrain International Airport on Thursday.

“Proud to represent Israel on the first and historic official visit to the Kingdom. Thanks for the warm welcome,” Lapid stated upon landing.

Lapid began a landmark visit to Bahrain, where he will open the Israeli embassy one year after the US-brokered normalization of ties, known as the Abraham Accords.