His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Armed Forces, visited Sunday the US Naval Support Facility in the Kingdom.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, delivered a statement in which he lauded the strategic friendship relations between the two countries, and the ongoing coordination between them to safeguard security and peace across the region.
HM the King affirmed the keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain to strengthen its relations with The United States in a way that would achieve global security and peace, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HM the King was accompanied by the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Commander-in Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, National Security Advisor, Royal Guard Commander, Major-General His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Royal Guard Special Force Commander, Colonel HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Upon arrival, HM the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was welcomed by the Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and 5th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Charles Bradford Cooper, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Steven Bondy, and Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was given the marine military salute, and then the national Anthem was played.
HM the King shook hands with the affiliates of the US 5th Fleet, and expressed thanks and appreciation to the NAVCENT and 5th Fleet commanders for their invitation.
HM the King, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, was briefed about military cooperation between the two countries, as well as their humanitarian operations, along with other countries, to secure the freedom of navigation and smooth maritime trade flow in the region and the world.