Bahrain’s National Security Advisor and Royal Guard Commander, Major General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (photo), opened a new facility and inaugurated a modern military system, the Launchers and Mortar System, at the Royal Guard.
Royal Guard Special Force Commander, Lieutenant Colonel HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, attended the ceremony, held marking the Kingdom’s celebrations of the 52nd Anniversary of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF).
HH Sheikh Nasser unveiled the commemorative plaque, declaring the official opening of the new building and the new military system that has joined the Royal Guard.
The National Security Advisor was briefed about the new system, as well as about the advanced and most up-to-date technology it includes, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
HH Sheikh Nasser stressed that the new system will add to the Royal Guard’s modern military systems, cutting-edge technologies and advanced equipment, which, he said, will contribute to enhancing the competence and professional level of the human elements so as to be able to carry out the duties and tasks assigned to them with high accuracy and professionalism.
The National Security Advisor also lauded the distinguished level reached by the affiliates of the Royal Guard. He expressed thanks and appreciation to all officers, non-commissioned officers and staff for the efforts they are exerting to increase combat and administrative readiness.
Deputy Royal Guard Commander, Major General Hamad Khalifa Al-Nuaimi, and a number of Royal Guard officers attended the opening ceremony.
In another development, BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received Lt. General Sir John Lorimer, Senior Defense Adviser for the Middle East in the UK.
Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Dheyab bin Saqer Al-Nuaimi was present.
The Commander-in-Chief praised the historical relations between the two Kingdoms, noting the cooperation between them in various areas, including the exchange of experiences and cooperation in the military field.
For his part, National Guard Commander General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa also received the UK’s Senior Defense Advisor to the Middle East and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was attended by British Military Attaché Commander Paul A Windsar.
The National Guard Commander underlined solid bilateral relations, pointing out the tremendous efforts of the UK’s Defense Ministry in promoting cooperation between the two friendly countries.
Both sides discussed issues of common interest.
Lt. General Sir John Lorimer praised the strong historical relations between Bahrain and the UK, stressing his country’s keenness on further bolstering them to achieve regional and strategic security and maintain the kingdom’s growth.