Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo), Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), attended Thursday the conclusion of the joint command exercise, “Falcon of the North 2023”, carried out by the BDF, with the participation of the National Guard.
The Commander-in-Chief was briefed on the training methodology, practical applications, and stages of the drill.
He hailed the support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister.
The Commander-in-Chief affirmed that the training programme is an essential criterion for testing the efficiency of battalions, units, and commanders, as well as assessing the level of participating officers and personnel among the requirements to boost combat readiness, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
In another development, Lieutenant-General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Noaimi, Bahrain’s Defence Affairs Minister, received a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, headed by Colonel Mohammed Hamad Al Rashidi, Deputy Commander of Military Works in the UAE Armed Forces.
The Minister praised the long-standing Bahrain-UAE relations, especially in the military field.
Lastly, Bahrain’s Coast Guard delegation has participated in the Third Coast Guard Summit held last week in Tokyo, Japan with the participation of 95 countries and organisations.
The Summit highlighted mechanisms to enhance work operations, as well as exchanging expertise in natural disaster management.
The Summit also reviewed maritime safety and the latest technology that can contribute to reducing all marine accidents.