Bahrain’s Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in Manama the Commander of the US Central Command (USCENTCOM), General Joseph Votel, and his accompanying delegation.
BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General, Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, was also present, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
The Commander-in-Chief reviewed with USCENTCOM Commander and his accompanying delegation the Bahraini-US friendship and cooperation relations, as well as ways to enhance them.
He also praised the steadily-growing bilateral cooperation, especially regarding military coordination and defene cooperation. Other issues of common interest were also discussed.
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Inspector-General, Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, also attended.
Furthermore, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, also received in Manama the Iraqi Ambassador to Bahrain, Dr. Ahmed Nayef Rasheed Al-Dulaimi.
The Commander-in-Chief welcomed the Iraqi Envoy, and lauded the Bahraini-Iraqi relations.
He also discussed with him ways to bolster bilateral ties for the best interests of the two countries and their brotherly peoples.