A force from Kuwait’s National Guard arrived to Manama to take part in the joint drill, “Taawun” 4 (Cooperation 4), which is carried out by Bahrain’s National Guard between 15 and 21 March 2019.
The Kuwaiti force’s participation in the joint exercise is in line with the protocol signed between the National Guards in the two countries.
The joint drill aims to strengthen joint military coordination, increase the exchange of military expertise, particularly regarding counter-terrorism, and enhance the combat readiness of the forces of the two brotherly countries’ National Guards, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
For its part, the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) will also carry out this week a military exercise across Bahrain, with the participation of the National Guard and the Ministry of Interior.
The “Nation’s Fortress” drill is part of the BDF training program to enhance servicemen’s combat and administrative readiness, develop defense potential with the joint forces and build a strong foundation for coordination and cooperation with the National Guard and the Ministry of Interior.
Meanwhile, His Highness Major Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Commander of the Special Operations Unit at Bahrain’s National Guard, received Captain Abdullah Mustafa Mohammed, and congratulated him on his achievement of the first place in the State of Kuwait’s 15th advanced infantry course and also the first in physical fitness.
Major Sheikh Salman also congratulated the captain on his “The Phantom Drone and its Effect in the Armed Forces” research for which he obtained the third place in the course.
His Highness praised the top level demonstrated by the captain during his participation in the specialized course spanning from October 6 until February 14, and affirmed that the National Guard servicemen pledged to hoist Bahrain’s flag and the National Guard emblem on the various local and overseas platforms.
Captain Abdullah expressed his gratitude to HH Major Sheikh Salman, taking pride in the support of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of the National Guard, and continuous follow-up of National Guard Director of Staff Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, that motivates them to exert more efforts to achieve highest performance and achievement levels in the National Guard.