Bahrain’s National Guard Director of Staff Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al-Khalifa met General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Committee of the Pakistan Armed Forces (photo), in the city of Rawalpindi.
The visit features on the agenda of the Joint Committee tasked to coordinate training, exchange expertise and bolster military relations between the National Guard and the Pakistani Army, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Major General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al-Khalifa congratulated the Chairman Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Committee marking his country’s National Day festivities, which were recently attended by National Guard Commander General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa.
Al-Khalifa further hailed the strides achieved the Pakistani Army, as well as its crucial role in supporting regional security and stability. The two sides discussed key issues of mutual interest, as well as means of consolidating cooperation. Aspects of cooperation between the National Guard and the Pakistani army were also discussed.
Earlier, Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa also met in Islamabad the Chief-of-Staff of the Pakistani Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, within the framework of the Minister’s official visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The Minister praised the deep-rooted relations between Bahrain and Pakistan, affirming his keenness to bolster bilateral cooperation at all levels. He also noted that the continued coordination and consultation on various issues enhances the interests of the two countries and supports their efforts to establish regional peace and security, especially in light of the current changes and challenges.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his country’s pride in its distinguished relations with the Kingdom, which are constantly developing at all levels, thus reflecting their importance to the two countries. He also wished Bahrain further progress and prosperity.
Regional and international issues of common concern were further discussed during the meeting.
Meanwhile, in Manama, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received a delegation from the Royal Jordanian National Defense College headed by Brigadier General Yasser Mubarak Al-Manasir.
The Commander-in-Chief praised the deep relations between Bahrain and Jordan, hailing the countries’ cooperation in all fields especially in the military.