Bahrain’s National Guard Commander Lieutenant-General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa directed the two-day “Taawun 1” under the protocol signed between the two sides.
The exercise aims at bolstering joint military coordination, exchanging counter-terrorism expertise and enhancing the combat readiness of the National Guard in both countries.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Minister of State for Defence Affairs Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa headed for Kuwait Tuesday to take part in the 12th Joint Security Defence Council of the GCC Defence Ministers.
The Minister's participation in the meeting is in line with the Kingdom's keenness to consolidate military cooperation and strengthen coordination with GCC countries amid the challenges facing the region's security and stability.
Bahrain’s delegation included the Director of Planning, Organisation and Technology Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations Major-General Dheyab Saqr Al-Nuaimi, Assistant Commander of the Royal Bahrain Air Force Air Vice Marshal Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, and Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force Commodore Shaikh Khalifa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.
The Commander of the Royal Communcications Brigadier-General Khalid Hassan Al-Ka'abi, Director of Military Cooperation Brigadier-General Shaikh Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and Director of Military Justice Yussef Rashid Flaifel also accompanied the Minister of State.