His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, the Supreme Commander, has received, at Al-Sakhir Palace in Manama, Admiral William Francis Moran, US Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
HM the King hailed solid historic relations and strong partnership binding Bahrain and the USA, lauding decades-old ties which are based on trust, respect and joint cooperation for the sake of mutual goals and interests.
HM the King lauded the steadily-growing relations and hailed defense and military ties, stressing joint keenness on further developing ties. He expressed condolences on the death of Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander of U.S. Fifth Fleet. He paid tribute to late Vice Admiral Scott Stearney for his dedicated contribution to strengthening joint cooperation, extending appreciation and condolences to all .S. Fifth Fleet personnel.
HM the King and the US Vice Chief of Naval Operations exchanged views regarding issued of mutual concern on the regional and international arenas. Regional developments were also discussed.
Earlier, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, also met Admiral William Francis Moran, US Vice Chief of Naval Operations, at Riffa Palace.
During the meeting, His Royal Highness stressed the long-lasting and solid ties between Bahrain and the United States that expand across various fields, particularly on defense and security, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HRH the Crown Prince went on to highlight the importance of continued cooperation and collaboration between Bahrain, the US, and other international allies in order to achieve long-term regional stability and security.
HRH the Crown Prince also extended condolences on the recent passing of the US 5th Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Scott Stearney.
Additional issues of common interest were also discussed during the meeting.
H.E. Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Bahrain Defense Force’s Chief-of-Staff, also attended the meeting.