His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister, received Thursday the Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command, Commander of the US Fifth Fleet, and Commander of Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Admiral Charles B. Cooper II, at Gudaibiya Palace.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister highlighted the longstanding relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America, noting their deep and strong bilateral cooperation across all levels, notably in the military and defence sectors.
His Royal Highness highlighted the pivotal role of the United States of America, alongside allied countries, in consolidating international peace and security, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad noted the importance of consolidating bilateral relations across all sectors through agreements, memorandums, and diplomatic visits, such as with the recently signed Comprehensive Security Integration and Prosperity Agreement (C-SIPA).
Several issues of common interest, international and regional developments, and ways to enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed.
His Royal Highness emphasised the prominent strategic role the US holds on an international scale in safeguarding regional and global safety and stability, which are essential to progress and development.
The Minister of Finance and National Economy, HE Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, and the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, HE Hamad bin Faisal Al Malki, also attended the meeting.