HH National Security Advisor bids farewell to Türkiye-bound search and rescue team

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Manama, Feb. 10 (BNA): In compliance with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Bahrain Defence Force is participating in the humanitarian relief mission, “Operation Arms of Relief”, in the sisterly Republic of Turkey, represented by a search and rescue team from the Royal Guard.

The mission is under the supervision of Major-General His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, National Security Adviser and Commander of the Royal Guard.

HH Shaikh Nasser was at the forefront of those who bid farewell to the search and rescue team upon their departure for Türkiye today, in the presence of the Royal Guard’s Special Force, Colonel His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

HH Shaikh Nasser highlighted HM the King’s constant keenness on launching humanitarian initiatives to help and provide relief to the afflicted and needy people in various parts of the world.

He also referred to the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister, as well as that of BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

HH Shaikh Nasser affirmed that the noble relief mission aims to extend a helping hand to those affected by the quake, based on the humanitarian ties that bring together various peoples of the world, noting that the search and rescue team is fully prepared and ready to participate in the search and rescue efforts, as well as stand by those impacted in order to mitigate the effects of devastating earthquakes that caused huge losses in lives and property.

HH the National Security Advisor and Royal Guard Commander wished the team, which left the kingdom onboard the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) aircraft, every success in carrying out their noble humanitarian mission to the fullest, praising the high morale of the BDF officers and personnel thanks to the constant care of HM the King, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The search and rescue team was also seen off by the Turkish Ambassador to Bahrain, Esen Çakıl, Deputy Commander of the Royal Guard, Major-General Hamad Khalifa Al-Nuaimi, Secretary-General of the Royal Humanitarian Foundation, Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, CEO of the national committee for supporting earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, and a number of senior BDF officers.