Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo), received in Manama the UK’s Defense Senior Adviser on the Middle East, Lieutenant General Sir John Gordon Lorimer, and his accompanying delegation.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the distinguished long-standing friendly Bahraini-UK relations, hailing the steady progress of bilateral ties in various fields, particularly the military, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
BDF General Command Court Director, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Inspector General, Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al Nuaimi, Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Supply and Catering Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, and Military Cooperation Director-Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al-Sada, were present.
Furthermore, Bahrain’s National Guard President His Highness Lt-General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa also received the British Defense Senior Advisor for Middle East and his accompanying delegation.
HH Sheikh Mohammed praised the bilateral friendship spanning many decades, citing the UK defense ministry’s efforts in consolidating the bilateral cooperation.
The two sides reviewed several topics of shared interest, especially relevant to the military field.
Sir John Lorimer praised the Bahrain-UK deep-rooted historic relations, affirming his country’s steady intensification of efforts at all levels to achieve the region’s strategic security and maintain Bahrain’s growth and development.
For his part, Bahrain’s General Major General Abdullah Hassan Al Nuaimi received a US Congress delegation on the occasion of their visit to Bahrain.
They discussed ways of boosting cooperation between the two friendly countries mainly in the military field.
The meeting was attended by Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering Rear Admiral Yusef Ahmed Malallah and Maintenance and Technical Supply Director Rear Admiral Anwar Abdullah Al Jowder.