Manama, Nov. 14 (BNA): HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today paid a visit to the Bahrain International Air Show 2018 being held at the Sakhir Airbase.
HM the King was welcomed upon arrival by Personal Representative of HM the King, Chairman of BIAS' Supreme Organising Committee, HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, BDF Commander-in-chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and senior officials.
HM the King watched the air shows associating the event, where the Bahraini jet fighters led the participating air formations in opening of the air shows.
HM the King hosted a luncheon in honour of senior officials and guests.
HM the King paid tribute to the organizational efforts of the 2018 BIAS, one of the fastest growing Airshows in the Middle East, where leading aviation companies get together to exchange expertise and reach agreements.
HM the King expressed appreciation of the Supreme Organizing Committee’s efforts, singling HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa out. He also lauded the contributions of the BDF and Royal Bahraini Air force and competent sides to the success of the international event. He took pride in Bahraini human resources capable of organizing and hosting major international exhibitions, stressing that attracting leading aviation companies accentuates Bahrain strategic location as a prominent economic and trade regional center.
HM the King welcomed senior Bahraini officials, participants of various military and civil airlines, praising air shows that reflected the pilots’ high efficiency. He thanked Arab and friendly countries’ participations, which highlight the close relations between Bahrain and their countries.
HM the King noted the importance of such global gatherings that provide promising opportunities to forge new partnerships in the aviation field, affirming the BIAS has become an important economic and trade activity that contribute to promoting the national economy.
HM the King said the Kingdom of Bahrain is steadily moving toward more development achievements thanks to the loyal national efforts, wishing them all success and good stay.
BNA 2013 GMT 2018/11/14