Manama, Sept. 24 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today attended the final stages of the live fire military exercise (Sumoom 3) jointly held between the Bahraini and the United Arab Emirates forces.
Bahrain Defence Force Commander-in-chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa was present.
HM the King was welcomed upon arrival by the Director of the military exercise, Royal Guard Commander HH Brigadier Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Royal Guard Special Force Commander, HH Major Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and senior officers.
HM the King was briefed by HH Brigadier Shaikh Nasser on the drill stages and the success of its goals.
The Bahraini and UAE officers saluted HM the King who congratulated them on the success of the military drill and praised their professionalism and competence.
HM the King welcomed the UAE officers among their brethren in force, saying the drill reflects the depth of the historical and strategic bilateral relations, chiefly in military and defence fields.
The drill contributes to raising their combat readiness to take on the challenges threatening the security of the region, he added.
HM the King praised the military forces of the two countries as they fight shoulder to shoulder under the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to counter terrorism and support the people of Yemen.
HM the King expressed appreciation of HH Brigadier Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad’s successful leadership of the military drill, lauding his efforts to upgrade the combat capabilities of the Royal Guard staff.
He hailed the Royal Guard and the BDF personnel’s commitment to carry out their duties in Bahrain and abroad, wishing them further successes.
BNA 1929 GMT 2018/09/24