After 34 years, the government of Bahrain has decided to reopen their embassy in Lebanon:
Bahrain is set to reopen its embassy in Lebanon after a 34-year hiatus, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said. “The political decision has been made, and it will be matter of only a few days,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said following talks with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri.
Well, to be fair, I think it will take more than a couple of days to clear the cobwebs (if the original premises still exists).
“…There will be numerous new political and economic measures stemming from these special ties, including the re-opening of the Bahraini embassy in Lebanon, the country that we consider the vital heart without which we cannot live,” he said in Istanbul where he met the Lebanese premier.
Except that you did live without any diplomatic connection to “the vital heart” for 34 years. Ironically, Bahrain was slow to first open its embassy in the first place. In 1974, the embassy was first established in Beirut and then it was closed 2 years later due to the Civil War.