His Majesty Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, received, at Al-Sakhir Palace in Manama, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier and Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The King reviewed with them future plans to develop the BDF armament and units, hailing the BDF-led efforts to protect national achievements, maintain development march and defend the homeland and citizens’ security.
“The brave BDF servicemen deserve all our support”, the King said, in the presence of Deputy Premier HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa and Royal Court Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa.
The meeting focused also on a number of domestic issues which aim at serving national work and contributing to Bahrain’s development strides on all levels. HM the King lauded Bahrain’s achievements in all development sectors, stressing the need to continue deploying all capabilities and resources to achieve citizens’ aspirations and enhance the standard of services through different state institutions.
He commended the strenuous efforts of HRH the Premier and HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier and their constant support to the development of Government work to achieve more strides, bolster Bahrain’s competitive standing, strengthen vital sectors and increase their windfall on economic growth – on the basis of competitiveness, sustainable development and justice, which are core pillars of the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.
HM the King paid tribute to Bahraini citizens, stressing their keenness on consolidating the pioneering standing of Bahrain and strengthening its status among nations.
Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Coastguard Commander Read Admiral Ala Abdullah Siyadi received Swiss Honorary Consul General Humbert Vincent Buemi and stressed the importance of exchanging such visits in boosting joint cooperation.
Both sides discussed issues of common interest.