Pompeo 'hopeful' more Arab states will normalise Israel ties
Netanyahu said the deal with the Emirates, brokered by US President Donald Trump, "was a boon to peace and regional stability".
"I think it heralds a new era where we could have other nations join," he added. "I hope we'll have good news in the future, maybe in the near future."
Pompeo spoke of the opportunity awaiting future partners "to work alongside, to recognise the State of Israel".
It was the first day of a Mideast tour which the State Department said would also take Pompeo to Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
It said that he would meet Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to "express support for deepening the Sudan-Israel relationship".
Pompeo will also meet Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa before meeting UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, it said.
Agencies contributed to this report.