Manama, Sep. 11 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, today paid a visit to the General Command of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF).
Upon arrival, HM the King was welcomed by the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Defence Affairs, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, and Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi.
HM King Hamad was accompanied by Royal Guard Commander, Major-General HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Royal Court Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
HM the King held a meeting with senior officers who extended to him sincere congratulations on the new Hijri year.
HM the King congratulated them on the same occasion, praising BDF brave servicemen, and commending the tremendous efforts they are exerting to protect the nation, as well as its civilisational march, unity and hard-won accomplishments.
HM King Hamad expressed thanks to the Commander-in-Chief for the valuable efforts he is exerting to enhance the BDF’s march.
HM the King, the Supreme Commander, hailed the on-going fruitful serious work, coordination and cooperation among the BDF, the Ministry of Interior and the National Guard for the best interests of the nation and the citizens.
HM King Hamad expressed pride in the BDF servicemen’s rallying together with their brethren from the Saudi and UAE armed forces, within the Arab Coalition, to defend the land of the two Holy Mosques and support the brotherly Yemeni people.
HM the King lauded the fruitful results of the 12th meeting of the Ministerial Committee to Follow up on the Developments of the Crisis with Iran and ways to counter its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, held in Cairo yesterday, stressing that Bahrain always looks forward to ensuring that security and peace prevail in the region and throughout the world.
HM King Hamad wished all officers, non-commissioned officers and staff further success in carrying out their noble duties.
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BNA 1420 GMT 2019/09/11