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16 Apr 2019

Bahrain’s King Visits Defense Force’s General Command

Bahrain’s King Visits Defense Force’s General Command

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander visited the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF)’s General Command Sunday, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was welcomed by BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Defense Affairs General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, Chief-of-Staff General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, and senior BDF officers.

His Majesty was accompanied by Royal Guard Commander His Highness Major General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. His Majesty held a meeting with senior officers during and discussed the BDF’s development plans.

And with regards to developments in the Sudan, His Majesty affirmed Bahrain’s solidarity with, and support, to Sudan and expressed his appreciation of the tremendous efforts exerted by Lt-General Abdulfattah Al Burhan, Chairman of the Military Transitional Council, to boost the security, peace and prosperity of the Sudanese people.

His Majesty the King praised the strong fraternal stances of Sudan and its permanent keenness on joint Arab work and on supporting security and stability in the region.

His Majesty King Hamad, the Supreme Commander, expressed appreciation of the Sudanese Armed Forces and their participation in the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, wishing Sudan steady progress within the tolerance and fraternity prevailing among the components of its people.

His Majesty expressed pride in the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) patriotic servicemen, reaffirming His Majesty’s confidence and Bahrain’s pride in the brave BDF men who with Allah’s help are the strong protective shield of our beloved nation and its civilizational march and national unity.

The BDF officers expressed congratulations to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander on the anticipated advent of the blessed month of Ramadan, wishing Bahrain many happy returns in blessing and prosperity under His Majesty’s leadership. 

His Majesty tasked them to convey his greetings and congratulations to all the brave BDF men on this blessed occasion at their various worksites, wishing many happy returns of this blessed occasion to our beloved Bahrain and the Arab and Islamic nation in prosperity and welfare.

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also visited the BDF-affiliated Royal Guard where His Majesty was welcomed by His Highness Major-General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard, and several Royal Guard officers saluted His Majesty the Supreme Commander.

His Majesty was briefed on the Royal Guard important duties which it performs efficiently as well as its development plans.

His Majesty then headed to the Firing Range where he saw highly precise live ammunition firing and military exercises implemented by Royal Guard servicewomen which affirm the Bahraini women’s efficiency in all fields.

His Majesty thanked the Royal Guard Commander Major-General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and all the Royal Guard affiliates for the efficient performance of their national duties and top morale spirits during the performance of their duties valiantly and courageously.

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander praised the brave Royal Guard affiliates for the continuous performance of their noble duties along with their fellow BDF units participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition Forces “Operation Restore Hope” in the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Yemeni people, hailing military training cooperation with the United Kingdom.