Bahrain’s Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa inaugurated a new facility at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Officers’ Club in Manama, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
During the inauguration ceremony, HRH emphasised his continued commitment to supporting the advancement and success of the BDF, which celebrates the 49th Anniversary of its establishment this week.
He went on to highlight that the BDF, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad, has made an invaluable contribution to the security of the GCC over the course of the Force’s history, and continues to play an instrumental role in support of current operations to restore peace and stability in the region.
On arrival, the Deputy King, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, was received by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Defence Affairs Minister Lieutenant-General Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, BDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Dheyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, and other senior officers.
The Deputy King extended his best wishes to the BDF officers on the occasion of the Force’s anniversary. The inauguration ceremony began with the national anthem of Bahrain, after which the Deputy King toured the new BDF facility which will be dedicated to social, cultural and entertainment events for servicemen.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Defence Affairs Minister Lt-General Yusuf bin Ahmad Al-Jalahma received Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Communications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, and discussed enhancing cooperation and coordination, as well as topics of joint interest.
The meeting was attended by Military Works Director Brigadier Abdulaziz Fadhil Al-Buainain and Undersecretary for Land Transport and Post Affairs, Mariam Ahmed Jamaan.