Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahrain Defense Force Commander-in-Chief received Lieutenant General Eid bin Awadh Al Shalawi, Commander of the GCC Unified Military Command.
Lieutenant-General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff was present.
The Commander-in-Chief praised the fruitful efforts of the Unified Military Command in consolidating the unity of purpose and destiny that binds the GCC countries, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Shaikh Khalifa further lauded the cooperation of all affiliates of the command and expressed his appreciation for their sincere work in all sectors and formations, which contributes to the development of joint defense cooperation and supports defense capabilities of the GCC Armed Forces.
In antoher development, the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) is participating in a multilateral exercise, “Eagle Resolve 2023” with the participation of Armed Forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the United States of America.
Held at the Air Warfare Centre, East of Saudi Arabia, the multilateral exercise will continue into June and aims to improve the interoperability of GCC partner nations, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman;
The exercise, which first took place in 1999, consists of scenarios such as air defence concepts, counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), counter-terrorism operations, border security operations and inter-ministerial co-ordination, The National reported.
Eagle Resolve exercises typically involve countries from across the region but also bring in militaries from further afield. In 2015, Kuwait hosted one of the larger training events, with military personnel from 29 contributing countries.
Previous exercises have involved Bahrain, the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt.