His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, received General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, at Riffa Palace.
During the meeting, His Royal Highness welcomed General Bajwa, and highlighted various aspects of bilateral ties, particularly within military and defense cooperation, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
His Royal Highness lauded the strength of the relationship shared between both countries, and the role this plays promoting regional security and stability.
His Royal Highness then presented the Chief of Army Staff with the Bahrain Order (First Class), conferred upon him by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for making significant contributions to defense cooperation between Bahrain and Pakistan.
Later, regional and international developments of mutual interest were reviewed.
For his part, General Bajwa expressed his appreciation to HM the King for conferring upon him the Bahrain Order (First Class), as well as for the interest in developing Pakistani-Bahraini ties demonstrated by His Royal Highness.
Lt. General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, Bahrain Defense Force’s Chief-of-Staff was also in attendance.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, also received, at the BDF General Command, the visiting Pakistani Army Chief of Staff (photo) and his accompanying delegation.
Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were present.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the depth of the distinguished friendship relations between Bahrain and Pakistan, praising the steady progress of bilateral ties at all levels, especially regarding military coordination and defense cooperation.
Issues of mutual concern were also discussed.
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yousef Ahmed Malallah, Director of Maintenance and Technical Supply, Rear Admiral Anwar Al-Jowdar, and a number of Senior BDF Officers also attended the meeting.
For his part, Chief-of-Staff of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, hosted a lunch banquet in honor of the Pakistani Army Chief-of-Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and his accompanying delegation.
Al-Nuaimi welcomed the Pakistani Army Chief-of-Staff and his accompanying delegation, lauding the depth of the solid deep-rooted relations between the two friendly countries.
A number of Senior BDF Officers also attended the lunch banquet.