Bahrain international defence exhibition and conference

16-18 October 2017
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Commanders of Gulf Navies Hold 17th Meeting in Bahrain

Commanders of Gulf Navies Hold 17th Meeting in Bahrain

09 May 2017

Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received at the BDF’s General Command, the Commanders of the Navies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Sultanate of Oman.

The GCC Naval Forces Commanders were in Bahrain to participate in their 17th meeting, hosted by BDF.

The Commander-in-Chief lauded the efforts exerted by the GCC Navies’ commanders to strengthen cooperation and coordination among them through holding regular meetings aimed at increasing the efficiency of joint action and activating maritime cooperation among GCC countries’ armed forces.

He praised the outcomes of the 17th meeting, stressing the importance of GCC military meetings in strengthening military cooperation and coordination among GCC states' naval forces.

He reiterated Bahrain’s support to all efforts and plans to strengthen military complementarity among GCC countries, in line with these states’ common goal and destiny.

Assistant GCC Secretary-General for Military Affairs, Major General Ahmed Ali Al Ali, BDF General Command’s Court Director, Major General Hassan Mohammed Saad, Inspector General, Major General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) Commander Rear Admiral Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, were present.

Meanwhile, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) held a graduation ceremony for a specialized military session, in the presence of Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al Fadhala.

After a briefing on the session, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations presented the graduates and top achievers with certificates and prizes and congratulated them on their success.










The latest BIDEC 2017 updates and other defence and security news in the Middle East
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  • Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the first edition of Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference covering air, land and sea is taking place on October 16-18 at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

    Under the auspices of HH Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and High Committee Chairman of BIDEC 2017, the organizing Committee held a press conference chaired by Dr. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies “Derasat” and Spokesperson and Chairman of MEMAC Organizing Committee.

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