Bahrain’s National Guard Commander, General His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, attended the opening of the International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2022) in Karachi, Pakistan, at the invitation of Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The National Guard Commander commended the efforts of the Pakistani army in organising the successful event, held on 15-18 November at Karachi Expo Centre, in which leading military industries companies participated. He said that this reflected the advanced military status of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
HH Shaikh Mohammed highlighted the bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
On the sidelines of IDEAS, His Highness met Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa (photo).
Matters of common interests and ways to develop cooperation between the National Guard and the Pakistani Army were discussed.
His Highness also met Lieutenant General Pilot Zuhair Ahmed Babur Sido, Chief-of-Staff of the Air Force of Pakistan and praised the progress achieved by the Pakistani army and the development of its military capabilities and expertise, and the high standards at the exhibition.
The meeting discussed topics of common concern and ways to enhance cooperation.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa also met with the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Armed Forces, General Nadeem Raza.
They discussed topics of common interest and ways to enhance military relations between the Pakistan Army and the National Guard, and cooperation in training and exchanging of expertise.
HH the Chief of the National Guard praised the advanced levels of the IDEAS, the development of the Pakistani army's capabilities and military expertise, and the Pakistani army role in supporting regional security and stability.
Lastly, HH met Lieutenant General Mohammed Saeed, Commander of the Fifth Corps of the Pakistani Army who hailed strong bilateral relations which played a crucial role in exchanging expertise, conducting joint training drills between the National Guard and the Pakistani Armed Forces to enhance their combat readiness.
General HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa stressed the importance of Pakistan International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDES), stressing National Guard Presidency’s keenness on keeping abreast of military and technological strides.