Bahrain’s King His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, paid a visit to the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF)’s General Command, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Upon arrival, the King was welcomed by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, and a number of senior officers.
The King lauded the tremendous efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to serve pilgrims and enable them to perform Haj rituals easily and comfortably.
He further praised the continuous development of the Haj season thanks to the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his government to harness all potentials to serve pilgrims, praying to Allah the Almighty to bless pilgrims with heavenly rewards.
The King expressed appreciation of and pride in the BDF’s brave servicemen, whom he described as the protective shield of the nation, as well as its achievements, civilizational march and national unity, valuing highly the BDF personnel’s bravery, determination and discipline while carrying out their patriotic duties in Bahrain and abroad.
He was briefed about the BDF’s training plans for the next season, as well as about the outstanding results of its training programs during the previous season.
The King appreciated the BDF’s dedication in performing their patriotic duties, wishing the BDF servicemen every success.