Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Bahrain, Kamal Demiregler (photo), Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The Commander-in-Chief commended the friendship relations and cooperation between Turkey and Bahrain.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa separately received the newly-appointed Chinese Ambassador to Bahrain An Wa’er and praised the advanced level of the Bahrain-Chinese relations, wishing the Ambassador success on his diplomatic mission.
The Commander-in-Chief also received the newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain, Hideki Ito. Ways to boost bilateral relations and cooperation were discussed.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa wished all 3 new Ambassadors success in their diplomatic mission.
Finally, the Commander-in-Chief received the outgoing Russian Counselor to Bahrain, Vladimir Smirnov.
He commended the Russian Counselor’s efforts to boost bilateral relations, wishing him success in his future diplomatic missions.
For his part, Bahrain’s Coastguard Chief Major General Ala’a Abdulla Seyadi received US Ambassador Justin Siberell and discussed joint coordination in all levels to support maritime security.
He commended joint efforts to develop relations with the US Coastguards, particularly the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain to enhance maritime security for the sake of common interests.
A presentation was held on the sidelines of the meeting, showcasing the duties of the Coastguard in performing maritime security operations. The US envoy was briefed about the naval operations centre.