His Majesty Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at the General Command headquarters of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) the UK’s Senior Defense Adviser for Middle East General Sir John Lorimer.
HM the King reviewed friendly ties binding both countries, lauding distinguished historical relations between Bahrain and the UK, mainly in the defense and military field, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
General Sir John Lorimer commended the major role of HM the King and efforts to boost outstanding historical relations between the two friendly countries.
For his part, Bahrain’s Interior Minister General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa also received the visiting UK’s Senior Defense Advisor for the Middle East Lt-General Sir John Lorimer and his accompanying delegation.
The meeting was attended by Chief of Public Security Major General Tariq Al Hassan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement.
The Interior Minister welcomed the guest and praised historical and distinguished ties between the two countries. The meeting reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest.
The Bahraini Interior Minister also received the Commander of the Combined Task Force (CTF152), Naval Colonel Mubarak Ali Al Sabah, in the presence of Chief of Public Security, Major General Tariq Al Hassan.
The Interior Minister welcomed the guest, hailing the role of the force in reinforcing marine safety in the region. Both sides discussed security cooperation and coordination and topics of common interest.
The meeting was also attended by Coast Guard Commander, Major General Alaa Siyadi.