Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received at the BDF's General Command in Manama the Commander of the United States Central Command General Joseph Votel and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of Minister of Defense Affairs Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma.
The Commander-in-Chief reviewed with General Joseph Votel the friendly Bahrain-US relations and ways to bolster them in various fields, especially regarding military coordination and defense cooperation, as well as issues of mutual concern, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa hosted a luncheon in honor of General Joseph Votel and his accompanying delegation at the BDF Officers’ Club.
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, 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 Director of Military Cooperation Rear Admiral Mohammed Abdulla Al-Sada, and Royal Bahrain Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, were present.
Meanwhile, the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) separately received at the BDF’s General Command the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain, Sheikh Azzam bin Mubarak Al-Sabah.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the solid fraternal relations between the two countries which are growing steadily thanks to the directives of their leaderships.
They also discussed issues of common interest.