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Israeli official meets with Indonesian defense minister in Bahrain

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Itay Tagner, Israel's chargé d'affaires to Bahrain (L), speaks with Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in the Bahraini capital Manama, on November 20, 2021.
Mazen Mahdi/AFPItay Tagner, Israel's chargé d'affaires to Bahrain (L), speaks with Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in the Bahraini capital Manama, on November 20, 2021.

Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, does not have formal ties with Israel

An Israeli diplomat met with Indonesia’s defense minister on Saturday at an international event in Bahrain, Israeli media reported. 

The meeting between Itay Tagner, Israel's chargé d’affaires in the Gulf state, and Prabowo Subianto took place on the sidelines of the 17th IISS Manama Dialogue in the Bahraini capital of Manama. 

Further details concerning the meeting were not available. 

Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel. 

Along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain formally recognized Israel in September 2020 in a US-brokered pact known as the Abraham Accords. Morocco and Sudan subsequently joined the normalization treaty.  

In September of this year, Israel opened its embassy in Bahrain. 

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