The second stage of the joint marine drill (Bridge 19) kicked off Monday with the participation of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force and Saudi Eastern Fleet, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The periodically joint drill between the two countries reflects the solid military relations and Bahrain’s interest to reinforce military cooperation with Arab and friendly countries.
The drill also targets upgrading combat performance, improving capabilities and leadership competencies, in addition to establishing military cooperation and coordination and the exchange of expertise.
The Bridge 19 Drill Commander said the drill comprises a number of exercises aimed at strengthening military cooperation with the Saudi forces, unifying concepts and exchange of expertise, as well as training on the latest systems to achieve maritime integration level.
A Saudi naval vessel commander said the drill aims to accomplish a high standard of organization and coordination. It also contributes to boosting combat capabilities and raising the operational performance between the two forces.
He extended appreciation to the Bahrain Defense Force, Bahrain Naval Force for the high organizational level and generous hospitality.