JERUSALEM, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Military Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi arrived in Manama on Wednesday for a first official visit to Bahrain.
He was received by Chief of Staff of the Bahraini Defense Force Theyab Bin Saqer Al-Noaimi, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
Kohavi is expected to meet other top Bahraini military and state officials, including Secretary-General of the Supreme Defence Council Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, in addition to the Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the U.S. Fifth Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces Brad Cooper, in the fleet's headquarters in Bahrain, according to the statement.
In February, Israel and Bahrain signed their first security cooperation deal that formalized mutual defense relations. ■