Bahrain Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart

BNA Photo: BNA13.12.2016 Bahrain
Bahrain Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart

Bahrain Defense Minister Meets French Counterpart

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Bahrain’s Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma (photo), met in Manama Sunday the French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the 12th IISS Manama Dialogue.

The Minister reviewed with his French counterpart the existing friendship and cooperation relations between Bahrain and France, and ways to enhance them in various fields especially regarding military cooperation.

Issues of common interest were also discussed, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

Bahrain’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral, Yussef Ahmed Malallah was also present.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, also met Sunday the French Deputy Chief of Staff for International Military Relations, Major-General Philippe Montocchio, and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the 12th Manama Dialogue Forum.

The Chief of Staff lauded the existing cooperation between the two friendly countries in various fields, especially regarding exchange of expertise and cooperation in the military field.

Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major-General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, Director of Military Cooperation Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Sada and the French Ambassador to Bahrain, Bernard Régnauld-Fabre were also present.

The Bahraini Chief of Staff also met the Commander of US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the 12th Manama Dialogue Forum.

He reviewed with General Joseph Votel the friendship relations between the two countries, as well as their continuous cooperation in the military field.

Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major-General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, Director of Military Cooperation Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Sada, the US Ambassador to Bahrain, William Roebuck, and the US Military Attaché to Bahrain, Colonel Steven Vincent, were also present.

Lastly, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, met the Egyptian Assistant Defense Minister for Foreign Relations Major General Abdul Fattah Abdulrahman Al-Kishki, and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the 12th Manama Dialogue Forum.

The Chief of Staff reviewed with the Egyptian official the existing cooperation between the two brotherly countries, as well as issues of common interest.

Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major-General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala and Director of Military Cooperation Rear Admiral Mohammed Hashim Al Sada attended.

 
 



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