Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, met in Manama Monday the Chief of General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, General Hulusi Akar, and his accompanying delegation, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, and Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Noaimi, were present.
Bahrain’s Commander-in-Chief lauded the outstanding Bahraini-Turkish relations, praising the existing cooperation between the two brotherly countries in various fields, including the military industry. They exchanged commemorative gifts.
Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering Rear Admiral Youssef Ahmed Malallah, Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) Commander Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Director of Military Cooperation Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Sada and Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) Commander Rear Admiral Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa also attended.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan paid a visit to Bahrain on Monday, followed by a visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and a third visit to Qatar on Wednesday.
Erdogan discussed the relations between Turkey and these three Gulf states and ways of strengthening them, as well as the latest developments in the regional and international arenas.