Bahrain's minister of foreign affairs, Abdullatif Al Zayani, said on Wednesday the kingdom is communicating with Israel's new government to learn about its policy on the efforts aiming to bring peace to the region by settling the Palestinian issue in line with the two-state solution.
The communications are "driven by the Kingdom’s approach which is based on understanding, dialogue and cooperation among people," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Israel in September 2020, becoming the second Gulf country to do so after the United Arab Emirates.
Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a congratulatory message late Monday to new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
The Crown Prince expressed his sincere wishes to the formed government - a seemingly unlikely alliance of eight political parties from across Israel's political spectrum - for success in its tasks "in a way that strengthens the pillars of development, stability, and peace in the region and the world."
A similar message was sent from the United Arab Emirates, with the kingdom's foreign ministry saying that it was looking forward to "working together to advance regional peace, strengthen tolerance and coexistence, and embark upon a new era of cooperation in technology, trade, and investment."
Bennett's patchwork coalition government came to power on Sunday on a pledge to focus on socio-economic issues and avoid sensitive policy choices towards the Palestinians.