National Guard Commander of Bahrain, Lieutenant-General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa (photo), has attended the ceremony held by the Pakistani army on Pakistan’s National Day on Friday 23 March 2018, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The National Guard Commander attended the military parade carried out by the Pakistani Army and forces from brotherly and friendly countries, expressing admiration for the military shows of the Pakistani Army, as well as its high competence, readiness, preparedness and skilful performance during the parade.
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, senior military Commanders, senior Pakistani government officials, and guests from brotherly and friendly countries, also attended the event.
The National Guard Commander lauded the solid relations between Bahrain and Pakistan, and hailed friendly Pakistan’s role in supporting regional security and stability.
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed that the advanced level reached by the joint military cooperation reflects the decades-long efforts to bolster bilateral relations.
He attended the celebration, along with a delegation comprising senior National Guard officers, at the official invitation extended to him.
Sheikh Mohammed also met in Islamabad Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)’s Director-General, Lieutenant-General Naveed Mukhtar.
ISI Director-General welcomed the visit of Bahrain’s National Guard Commander to Pakistan, lauding the steady progress and bilateral relations, under their leaderships.
They reviewed areas of military cooperation between the two friendly countries, and ways to enhance them for their common interests.
Meanwhile His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on his country’s National Day.