Bahrain’sNational Guard Commander, Lieutenant-General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (photo), received in Manama Wednesday, the UK Senior Defence Adviser to the Middle East, General Thomas Beckett, and his accompanying delegation, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The National Guard Commander lauded the depth of the strategic Bahrain-UK friendship relations which, he said, are based on a long history of bilateral cooperation in various fields, particularly the military one.
He praised the steady growth of bilateral relations in all fields.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa also reviewed with the UK delegation ways to bolster joint military cooperation.
For his part, UK Senior Defence Adviser to the Middle East lauded the depth of the solid long-standing Bahrain-UK ties, affirming his country’s keenness on continuing its intensified efforts to develop and deepen its relations with Bahrain at all levels.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, also received at the BDF’s General Headquarters the UK Senior Defence Adviser to the Middle East, General Thomas Beckett, and his accompanying delegation.
Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, and BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were also present.
BDF General Headquarters’ Court Director, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Inspector-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Military Cooperation Director, Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al-Sada, attended the meeting.