Bahrain's Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla Bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, on Monday discussed "close partnership" with Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, the¬†Bahrain News Agency¬†(BNA) reported.
"They discussed the importance of the 'Abraham Accord' with the State of Israel in enhancing regional stability in the Middle East," the¬†BNA¬†reported.
It added: "They also talked about their common expectations for establishing a close partnership between the two defence ministries, which will contribute to developing the capabilities of the two countries and maintaining regional security."
The¬†BNA¬†said Gantz invited Al-Nuaimi to officially visit Israel.
The news agency concluded: "The two ministers agreed to continue dialogue between them."
Bahrain became the fifth Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, after¬†Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania and the UAE.¬†Mauritania, however, suspended ties with the occupation state following its¬†2014 war on Gaza.