The Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshall Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in Bahrain on Thursday UK’s First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sir Phip Jones, in the presence of the BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi.
The Commander-in-Chief welcomed Admiral Philip Jones, and reviewed with him the Bahraini-British relations of cooperation and friendship, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
BDF General Command’s Court Director, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, Inspector-General Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, and Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) Commander Commodore Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, were present.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, also paid inspection visits to a number of BDF units on Thursday, and got briefed on the work process there and the units’ military readiness.
He lauded the development and modernization of BDF weaponry, stressing the advanced level reached by BDF in terms of armament and training thanks to the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief said the BDF has reached thanks to the aptitudes of its staff and the standards of its modern weapons an outstanding status.
He underlined the BDF resolve to continue improving the capabilities of its units and weaponry, pointing out its sacred responsibility of defending the nation.
He called on the BDF personnel to spare no effort in serving the nation.
He stressed the need for concerted efforts to continue enhancing the capabilities and competence at all levels in order to achieve maximum levels of combat and administrative readiness, and be always ready to assume the national responsibilities of defending the country.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Coast Guard Commander, Brigadier Alaa Abdullah Siyadi, has received Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Haydn Edmundson, and lauded joint coordination that aims at reinforcing maritime security.
He gave a brief on the missions carried out by Naval Operation Center and services provided for citizens and seafarers.